Basic Information

Spring and autumn are pleasant with mild temperatures. Summers are generally hot and humid, while winters are mild with periods of cold weather, snowfall, and ice storms. Thunderstorms, some severe, are common throughout the spring and summer. During periods of severe weather, visitors should seek shelter, as the area is prone to lightning strikes Visitors are advised to check the weather prior to traveling.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $0.00

The site does not charge an entrance fee.

Post Hospital-Visitor Center

The visitor center for the site is located on the ground floor of the post hospital which is located at the entrance to the site near Old Fort Blvd. The visitor center includes a park store, restrooms and orientation desk. Upstairs is an exhibit of a hospital room of the 1840s.


Entrance to Fort Scott NHS is free of charge. It is open 362 days a year (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Throughout the year, visitors can view an 1840s military fort and connect with the lives of the soldiers, laundresses, the sutler, the surgeon and others who strived to create a semblance of home at a frontier military post.

In this section of our website, visitors can find our hours of operation, find information on pets, nearby goods and services, and learn what the current conditions are at Fort Scott prior to their visit.

Last updated: March 2, 2016

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


(620) 223-0310

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