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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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History Well Preserved

A beautifully preserved walk through history. Well worth a visit. Like the fort's website says... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ede H
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Small town delights!

I visited Fort Scott whilst on a road trip. I found it to be delightful. The town itself has some... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
William H
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U.S. Highways 69 and 54, Fort Scott, KS
+1 620-223-0310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 12 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

Thank NiuhTravelers
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have been to the Fort Scott historic site many times and every time it is still enjoyable. There are many forts in the four state area and I do have to say that Fort Scott is one of the most well kept and beautiful...More

Thank Okieamber
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My son is still talking about Fort Scott! We had a blast and the Junior Ranger program was top notch!! Very hands on and great learning aids for the kids! Easy to follow self guided tours and just lots of great history to see here!...More

Thank mrjahoney
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Located in the downtown area of Fort Scott Kansas: this museum covers the struggle between the Union & Confederacy in trying to have Kansas admitted to the union as either a free or slave state. Contains some really nice museum interactive exhibits, as well as...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

In five or 10 minutes the Ranger on duty painted a beautiful picture of what occurred at this fort during its history in the 1800s. Well there were no great battles at the site, he outlined the tensions which created the need for the fort...More

1  Thank spiritcove2014
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a tour of the Kansas/Missouri National Heritage area sites. This is a true gem. Beautifully restored military outpost with some carefully reconstructed buildings to complete the picture of what had been lost to time and development. This site covers an incredible amount...More

1  Thank LadyChal1973
Reviewed 3 November 2016

it's a really well preserved site w/ many of the original buildings in good shape. Almost all the buildings were open w/ exhibits inside. Well worth the visit. Fort Scott was established in 1842.By the time the Fort was closed in 1893, the buildings stood...More

Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We hadn't been there in over 20 years. I do not remember the "time warp" house where they show the different stages of remodels and changes over the course of 150+ years. That was a really neat comparison to the restored officers' house. The gal...More

Thank DB67154
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