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

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.

Young lady silhouetted next to a candle lit stairway.

Candlelight Tour

Tickets sales for candlelight tour begin November 1. Join us for a celebration of Fort Scott's 175th anniversary.

Lady looks out over parade ground lined with candle lanterns


Schedule of Activities for 2018. Includes inforrmation on two events coming up in December of this year.

Last updated: November 14, 2017

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