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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Tallgrass Prairie in foreground with three buildings and two trees in background

NPS Centennial

A mix of cultural and natural features at Fort Scott (buildings and prairie) are the resources that the National Park Service protects.

Hundreds of small flags on parade ground at Fort Scott

Symbols of Sacrifice

Fort Scott NHS is pleased to present Symbols of Sacrifice from September 9-15, 2016, honoring the sacrifice of Americans throughout history.

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Fort Scott, KS 66701


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