Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas

Military fort of the permanent Indian frontier.

Fort Scott National Historic Site

About Fort Scott National Historic Site

The story of Fort Scott is the story of America growing up. When the fort was established in 1842, the nation was still young and confined largely to the area east of the Mississippi River. Yet within a few years, Fort Scott's soldiers became involved in events that would lead to tremendous spurts of growth and expansion. As the nation developed, tensions over slavery led to the conflict and turmoil of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War. Fort Scott takes you through these years of crisis and beyond to the time when the United States emerged as a united, transcontinental nation.

Contact Information

1 Old Fort Blvd
Fort Scott, Kansas

Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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