Forging a Nation: Fort Scott in the Mid Nineteenth Century

Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link in the chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-1873. All of the site's structures, its parade ground, and its tallgrass prairie bear witness to this era when the country was forged from a young republic into a united transcontinental nation.
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Soldiers on horses riding through prairie

175th Anniversary

In 2017, it will be 175 years since the U.S. Army established Fort Scott. Events this year will commemorate this anniversary.

A portion of the Flags representing lost Heroes in our struggle to keep our freedom

Honoring the Sacrifice for Freedom

Come and join us in celebrating our nation’s Independence and remember those who gave it all both then and now

Corporal marching soldiers

New Recruits at the Camp of Instruction

Corporal drilling new recruits on the marching skills necessary to become a well trained soldier at Fort Scott

Recording location information about found object

Recording Information about discovery

Calling all kids ages 9-12. We have a fun and exciting workshop (our Trailblazer program) coming up with many cool activities.

Last updated: June 30, 2017

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Fort Scott, KS 66701


(620) 223-0310

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