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. Read More

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Calendar

Schedule of Activities for 2018.

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NPS Fort Scott Mobile App

Visitors to Fort Scott NHS in 2018 will have a new way of discovering the Fort’s resources and stories.

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Youth Engagement Team

Now recruiting for youth workers this summer to serve as part of a youth engagement team. Must be between age 15-18.

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Junior Ranger Programs

Fort Scott has three junior ranger booklets. Our newest one is for preschoolers.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Volunteers and staff in period clothing prepare to fire artillery

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Good Ol' Days-The Great Outdoors

Four soldiers in dress uniform holding flags while marching down a city street during Good Ol' days parade

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:

(620) 223-0310

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