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.

soldier near tent with youth gathered around

Camp of Instruction

An overnight camp of instruction for youth ages 12-15. Marching, weapons drills, cooking and living history.

Volunteers and staff in period clothing prepare to fire artillery

Memorial Day Weekend

Volunteers and staff in period clothing prepare to fire artillery

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:

(620) 223-0310

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