Trip Planner:   USA  /  Kansas  /  Fort Scott  /  Historic Sites  /  Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott
(4.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Fort Scott National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near Fort Scott, in Bourbon County, Kansas. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had more than 7,000 interments.HistoryFort Scott was established in 1842, on what was known as Military Road, between Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. It was named for Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. During the initial years, a small plot on the west side of the fort was used as a cemetery. In 1861, a new plot was purchased, and named Presbyterian Graveyard as it was maintained by the Presbyterian Church. During the American Civil War, it was used to inter soldiers who died in battles near in the area. The plot and an adjacent tract of land became Fort Scott National Cemetery on November 15, 1862. One of the twelve original United States National Cemeteries designated by Abraham Lincoln, it has the distinction of being listed as U.S. National Cemetery #1.At the end of the Civil War, the original fort cemetery interments were moved into the National Cemetery, as well, at the close of the Indian Wars, many frontier posts, such as Fort Lincoln, were abandoned and had their cemeteries transferred to Fort Scott.
To visit Fort Scott National Cemetery and get the most from your holiday in Fort Scott, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fort Scott vacation route planner.
Source
Create a full Fort Scott itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Fort Scott

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kansas by other users

7 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM PANAMA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Overland Park & Kansas City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, kids, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Manhattan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Interesting as far as cemeteries go. Unless you know a lot of history, or have a relative buried there, might not be so interesting. I did think it neat that they have plot locator if you are trying t...  more »
  • If you ever find yourself in Ft. Scott, KS, you need to drive through the cemetery. It is an old cemetery with Indian burials all the way through our current war losses. 
  • Visiting a National Cemetery is always an emotional experience. The uniform rows of white headstones elicit feelings of respect for those who have served our country. It's no different at Ft Scott Nat...  more »
Google
  • Such a beautiful tribute to our service men and women who have passed on. They're treated with so much honor and respect here, it's very touching.