Civil War Encampment

Soldiers firing Civil War Weapons
Civil War Weapons Demonstration

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Fort Scott National Historic Site commemorates the Civil War and how it shaped our country by presenting the Annual Spring Civil War Encampment each year in April. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the times—soldiers marching or on horseback, rifles firing, gunpowder hanging in the air. A variety of interpretive programs will illustrate the role Fort Scott played as a major supply base for federal troops during this pivotal conflict.

The public is invited to participate as park volunteers engage in various activities. Union Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery units will perform military training representing how troops were prepared for battle.

The Civil War Encampment is made possible through the generous support provided by The Friends of Fort Scott NHS, Inc. and a host of Fort Scott National Historic Site volunteers.

Please see our calendar for the weekend's schedule of activities.

Last updated: March 26, 2024

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