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Learn About the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ at Fort Scott National Historic Site

Reenactors, dressed in 1840's military uniforms, firing a 6# cannon.
Cannon Firing

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News Release Date: May 29, 2023

Contact: Carl Brenner, 620-223-0310

Join a ranger for a walk back in time to the “Good’ Ol’ Days” Saturday, June 3, 2023. Programs and living history activities will be ongoing from 9 am - 4 pm. And meet at the park Visitor Center. All activities are free and open to the public. To find out more, please contact the park at 620-223-0310.


9 a.m. – Tallgrass Prairie Walk
10 a.m. – Ranger Guided Tour of the Fort 
11 a.m. – Artillery Demonstration
Noon – Flash Flood: Westward Expansion Discussion
1 p.m. – Ranger Guided Tour of the Fort
2 p.m. – Artillery Demonstration
3 p.m. – Democracy Run Wild: Bleeding Kansas Discussion
4 p.m. – Ranger Guided Tour of the Fort

Throughout the Day:
•   What's in my backpack? A discussion about what a soldier needs on patrol on the prairie.
•   A discussion around the Underground Railroad.

From April 1-September 30, Fort Scott National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, will be open for its summer hours of operation.  The site exhibit areas and visitor center are open daily from 8 am – 5 pm Park grounds are open daily from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset. To find out more or become involved in activities at the Fort, please contact the park at 620-223-0310 or visit our website at

Last updated: June 2, 2023

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Fort Scott, KS 66701


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