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.

soldier near tent with youth gathered around

Camp of Instruction

An overnight camp of instruction for youth ages 12-15. Marching, weapons drills, cooking and living history.

Several reenactors dressed in blue Union uniforms standing on parade ground at Fort Scott

Civil War Encampment

Several reenactors dressed in blue Union uniforms standing on parade ground at Fort Scott

Student demonstrates gun to school children

Spring Education Programs

Reservations now being taken for spring education programs at Fort Scott NHS

Surgeon treating a patient in a hospital bed

Distance Learning Programs

Currently, Fort Scott offers four distance learning programs so that your school or group can learn its stories remotely.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:

(620) 223-0310

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