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Fort Scott National Historic Site

U.S. Highways 69 and 54, Fort Scott, KS
+1 620-223-0310
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A great place to visit

FT Scott is a wonderful example of what is best described as early frontier history. The fort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting history

If you like history, there is a good bit to learn here. Well laid out and easy to walk through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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U.S. Highways 69 and 54, Fort Scott, KS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

FT Scott is a wonderful example of what is best described as early frontier history. The fort itself is well kept and not what you would expect as a Pre-Civil War post. The staff and volunteers were well versed in the period and well informed...More

Thank navyhmc
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history, there is a good bit to learn here. Well laid out and easy to walk through, but you will do quite a bit of walking!

Thank Strattoninc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical military fort as far as the building and post grounds set up. The difference is the story as to why the post is located where it was, and the part it played in history. If you love military history you can't...More

1  Thank majdad04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is, of course, a National Cemetery, the FIRST one, according to the information on site. It was dedicated by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. The sight of row upon row of crosses is a mind-boggling sight! It is very well maintained and the...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very well laid out and informative. Also have a junior ranger program for young kids to get them involved in learning the history. Excellent tour. Takes a little over 2 hours.

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This historical site has a nice collection of buildings representing Fort Scott. It is right off Highway 69 and easy to find. The visitors center is one of the historical buildings. There are exhibits and a video in a nearby building. Everything is well done...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

When visiting Fort Scott it is well worth going on the one hour guided tour. Our Ranger guide was very good and knew all about the history of Fort Scott and he had many stories to tell. The site still has some of the original...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took our 3 boys to the fort. 1 preschooler, 1 middle schooler, and 1 junior high and they all really enjoyed it. So many buildings to explore and very educational for them. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Kristy S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I recently had the opportunity to first Fort Scott National Historic Site. It is worth checking out. Because we were there on Labor day weekend, they had a gun and cannon demonstration that was interesting (and loud!). The interpretive signs were helpful and very informative....More

Thank Maren M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had planned to bypass Kansas, but upon a recommendation, I decided to include this stop. I was pleasantly surprised by this nicely restored and well maintained frontier fort. Give your self an hour or two to walk through this very informative site. They also...More

Thank Birddawg
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22 July 2017|
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Response from verdun2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. It's in the visitor center.