Fort Scott National Historic Site is located in downtown Fort Scott, Kansas. U.S. Highways 69 and 54 intersect here. Fort Scott is about 90 miles south of Kansas City and 60 miles northwest of Joplin, Missouri. It is 4 miles from the Kansas-Missouri border.
Signs directing visitors to Fort Scott are posted on highway 69 for visitors coming from the north and the south and on highway 54 for visitors coming from the east and the west. Highway 69 between Fort Scott and Kansas City is a four lane highway,
The entrance to the site is one block west of the intersection of Highway 69 and Highway 54 east. (Highway 54 west splits off from Highway 69 about 1/2 mile north of town.)
The town of Fort Scott has a small airport. A larger airport is located in Joplin-60 miles away. The nearest international airport is in Kansas City-90 miles away. Visitors to the area who wish to rent cars can do so in Kansas City, Joplin, or Pittsburg, KS. There are no car rental facilities in the town of Fort Scott.