Permits & Reservations

The following activities or events are those for which we require a reservation.

Group Guided Tours-Guided tours for groups are available by advance arrangement. We ask for at least three weeks notice when requesting a group guided tour. Call 620-223-0310 to request a tour.

Spring Education Programs - In April and May, we offer two school programs Life on the Frontier (K-4) and Sweep Through History (5-8). The programs are offered on specific days and reservations are required. For more information, visit our For Teachers page.

Candlelight Tour- Each December we have an event where the entire fort is lit by candle lanterns. The site comes to life with about 100 reenactors who involve you in telling stories of the site's history at various points throughout the park. A tour guide leads you through the event. The event is held the first Friday and Saturday evening in December. Tickets go on sale November 1st. Call 620-223-0310.


Special Permits:

Groups of more than 15 visitors requesting special uses of the park, please call park headquarters at 620-223-0310 for information and guidelines.

Special Use Permits are required for functions such as weddings, special events, filming, etc.

Special Use Permit Application Form [.docx, 824KB]

Photography/Filming Permit Application Form [.docx, 827KB]

Photo/Filming Permit Information [.doc, 37KB]

Last updated: November 12, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


(620) 223-0310

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