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Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott
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  • 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. Conta...  more »
  • 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 tensio...  more »
  • 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 pictur...  more »
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  • A great piece of history in the middle of Kansas. I've drove by it a lot of times, and now I'm glad I jumped the gun and visited it. It is a renovated civil war barracks, with dormitories, nursery, storage building, shop, stables... Their displays are very informative, and there is that one room that explains the life during the civil war from every sides: slaves, Unionists and Confederates, churchmen, women... A really interesting and moving exhibition. And it's all free!
  • Where else can you visit a historical National Park with an 1840's Fort. Then walk across the street and be in one of the oldest towns in Kansas.
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site is an interesting place because of its role in opening the Western United States and the prelude to the Civil War. My daughter enjoyed the Junior Ranger program. The self-guided walking tour of the site took about ninety minutes and it was a pretty easy walk.
  • Fort Scott was a very nice day trip to take. The fort itself looks like something right out of Civil War history (which it is, of course, but it's very cool to see it in person). The exhibits are all very interesting. I would recommend visiting during spring or fall.
  • This is a nice place to visit as there is quite a bit of old history on site, including "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War. You can walk through the buildings to catch a glimpse of life in the 1800's. If you're an adult who's into history, you'll enjoy it here but there's not much to keep kids entertained. Just be aware of that if you're planning a trip. If you're in the area it's good place to take a stroll for an hour or two (you'll be walking quite a bit, so wear good shoes). It's all free, so that's a definite bonus.