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.

People sitting around a table talking and having dinner

Candlelight Tour

Tickets sales for candlelight tour begin November 1. Join us for a celebration of Fort Scott's history,

Image of quartermaster storehouse with text advertising Fort Scott video

StoryCorps Video

Memories of working at Fort Scott shared by Arnold Schofield and Robert Thomas

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PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


(620) 223-0310

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