Explore this restored frontier fort and its role in westward expansion, Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War.


Hours

Apr-Oct, Daily 8 am – 5 pm; Nov-Mar, Daily 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact Information

Old Fort Blvd
P.O. Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: 620-223-0310
website

Location Type

Museum
National Register of Historic Places
Walking Tours

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Giftshop
Group Tours
Parking
Restrooms
Research Library
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

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.

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