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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Schedule of Activities for 2018.

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Spring Education Programs

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

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New Faces, New Neighbors Art Exhibit

Art exhibit with drawings from youth throughout the world

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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.

Last updated: January 4, 2018

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