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 on the third Saturday and Sunday 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 beginning Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and concluding with the last program at 3 p.m. on Sunday as park volunteers engage in various activities. Union Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery units will perform military training representing how troops were prepared for battle. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., join in a Ranger to discuss liberty through an interpretive dialog.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., come join in a period Church Service. Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery Demonstrations will continue in the afternoon.

The Civil War Encampment is made possible through the generous support provided by volunteer members of the Holmes Brigade; Company A, 8th Mo. State Militia Cavalry; Western Bluecoats Field Hospital; 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: December 23, 2020

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