Visit Fort Scott NHS with the National Park Service Mobile App (Free)

Fort Scott App Home screen.
What do you want to explore?


Plan and enrich your visit to Fort Scott National Historic Site with the official, free National Park Service app. Digitally explore this 1840's frontier fort—by map or by topic of interest. Discover the natural and cultural stories in context with their locations. Find the information you need about visitor centers, events, and services throughout the park.


Explore Fort Scott's Sites

Discover park stories by exploring collections right on the home screen. Quickly delve into a topic or site that interests you, from the major resources of the park to going on an enriched self-guided walking tour. Alternatively, you can explore Fort Scott via the interactive map, or even search for a site you've heard about.

Interactive Map

See where you are located within the park and find what is nearby. It's a great way to find where things are in the park, or what is near you when you're in the park. If you've downloaded the app content ahead of your visit, the map will continue to work for you without an internet connection!


Plan your visit and reminder yourself of places, topics, tours, and events that interest you. The app will even notify you when you get near a saved location.


Ready to share your experience? Tap here to create your very own collage of images you've taken of your Fort Scott experience, then share that collage with friends and family.

Calendar and Alerts

Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening in Fort Scott, including ranger programs (requires internet connection to receive the initial data and for any updates).


Audio-described sites and alternative text for images. This app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities in the park.

Download the App

Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more to plan your national park adventures before and during your trip.

Using the App

  1. Download the app.
  2. Choose: 'EXPLORE THE NPS'
  3. Choose: 'FIND A PARK >'
  4. In the search line type 'Fort Scott' and the app will find Fort Scott National Historic Site
    • You can also find us by state (Kansas), scroll through the park names.
  5. Choose 'Fort Scott' and 'EXPLORE FULL PARK'
  6. Select the 'Star' at the top to add to your Favorites!

Cellular service within the park is readily available. However, in order to make use of the app where service is limited, follow these simple steps:
  1. Once Fort Scott NHS is open, Choose 'Save this park for offline use'
By doing this, most of the app content will be available for use when and where service is limited (the exceptions being alerts, calendar updates, and real-time updates—accessing those items before leaving service will at least keep that information in the app). Even without cellular service, the app will be able to share your location on the map and bring up all site content.

Upcoming Features and Additions

We are constantly improving the NPS Fort Scott app so that it is the best digital experience and the perfect way to enhance your visit to the park.

App-related Questions or Comments

Please contact us with any comments you might have about the app, from issues you might be experiencing or new content you'd love to see in the app. We want to hear from you.

Last updated: January 8, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


620 223-0310

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