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.

Native American dancing at Fort Scott

Native Neighbors

Fort Scott NHS welcomes visitors to learn more about the region’s rich American Indian heritage by attending our Native Neighbors Festival

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PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


(620) 223-0310

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