Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott
Categories: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Fort Scott National Historic Site is located in Fort Scott. Our Fort Scott vacation route planner makes visiting Fort Scott National Historic Site and other Fort Scott attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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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 compar... read more »
There is a lot of history in eastern Kansas. Much of it, sadly, is a bit bloody, and this is a remnant from those days. It is amazing to stand in buildings that were once infamous during Bleeding Kans... read more »
We would've spent more time exploring this beautifully restored fort except for the bumper crop of ragweed at the edge of the grounds. We enjoyed watching the flag raised that morning. Good family out... read more »
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.
Love there farmers market they have and injoy the feel of the town
Had a great time. Lots of walking though. If anyone is disabled I'd recommend a scooter if you have one. It will help out in between buildings
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