Fort Scott National Historic Site

US 69 & US 54
Fort Scott, KS 66701- Map It
Phone: (620) 223-0310

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Scott National Historic Site covers about 17 acres on Old Fort Blvd. on the northern edge of downtown. Established in 1842, the fort was built on a bluff overlooking the Marmaton River. Twenty historic structures—which include the post headquarters, officers’ quarters, enlisted men’s barracks, hospital, bakery, stables, guardhouse, powder magazine and quartermaster’s storehouse—have been restored and furnished in period.
Exhibits explain the fort’s history, including its role in westward expansion, the Bleeding Kansas era, the Civil War and protecting what was then considered the Permanent Indian Frontier.
Guided tours are available.
Hours: Daily 8-5, Apr.-Oct.; 8:30-4:30, rest of year. Guided 1-hour tours are given daily at 11, June-Aug. Phone ahead to verify tour times. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.