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.

Crew of soldiers prepare to fire a cannon

Summer schedule at Fort Scott

Fort Scott's cannon crew firing a 6 pound Field Piece during a Sunday demonstration.

Viewing an Eclipse

Great American Eclipse at Fort Scott

Facts relate to the viewing of a Solar Eclipse

Cannon firing

School of Artillery

Learn How Skill is Better than Luck at the School of Artillery at Fort Scott NHS

Last updated: September 15, 2017

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Fort Scott, KS 66701

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