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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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Fun to Explore Historic Site

This is a beautiful site, well worth adding a few miles to any trip through the area. Visitors can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimberly T
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Very neat

This was a very cool visit, especially since it is all free. Lots of history and it is very clean... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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U.S. Highways 69 and 54, Fort Scott, KS
+1 620-223-0310
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful site, well worth adding a few miles to any trip through the area. Visitors can enter most of the buildings so even on a hot day it is a pleasant walk through the grounds. We had small children with us (ages...More

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very cool visit, especially since it is all free. Lots of history and it is very clean and in great condition. I'd recommend it!

Thank openmindMissouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Scott offers a unique view into what it is was like to be a soldier on the frontier. From 1842 until 1873 Fort Scott was used in many ways. From American Indian relocation through the Civil War and then into private hands. You will...More

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Just returned from another visit to Ft. Scott and the fort. I have been coming here since the early 1980s and even after all those years I still learn something new with each visit to the fort. This is one of the most well preserved...More

Thank Matt3
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Rebuilt fort from the pre-Civil War era. Not the standard Hollywood stockade image. People at visitor's center were quite knowledgeable.

Thank verdun2
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds with rebuilt structures adjacent to a quaint small.town. parking is free and it is easy to walk the whole site.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Amazing to see actual buildings preserved from 1845. Each building has its own exhibits, so make sure you take your time and go through each building. They had people dressed in that time period when we visited, Memorial Day weekend. Most of those people had...More

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A beautifully preserved walk through history. Well worth a visit. Like the fort's website says, "Forging a Nation: Fort Scott in the Mid Nineteenth Century ~ Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of...More

Thank Ede H
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited Fort Scott whilst on a road trip. I found it to be delightful. The town itself has some interesting buildings. Part of its attraction is due to one architect. It was fun, in ignorance, to wander around spotting this unknown architect's delightfully quirky...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Am always on the look out for NP sites while on the road and decided to stop by. Ended up spending two hours here, visiting all the buildings, seeing all the exhibits and reading all the plaque. Very simple loop and learned a lot. Amazing...More

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Response from verdun2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. It's in the visitor center.