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Trip Planner: USA / Kansas / Fort Scott / Fort Scott National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Historic Site is a historical area under the control of the United States National Park Service in Bourbon County, Kansas, United States. Named after General Winfield Scott, who achieved renown during the Mexican–American War, during the middle of the 19th century the fort served as a military base for US Army action in what was the edge of settlement in 1850. For the next quarter century, it was used as a supply base and to provide security in turbulent areas during the opening of the West to settlement, a period which included Bleeding Kansas and the American Civil War.Our Fort Scott trip planner makes visiting Fort Scott National Historic Site and other Fort Scott attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The current national historic site protects 20 historic structures, a parade ground, and five acres (20,000 m²) of restored tallgrass prairie, inside the city of Fort Scott. It is open to visitors most days of the year.
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Very well maintained. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. I had fun walking around and looking in the buildings.
Very well maintained. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. I had fun walking around and looking in the buildings. more »
Each time I visit a historic site like this I feel like another piece of the American puzzle is put together. I never knew about the "dragoons" --an elite group of soldiers who fought on horseback...
Each time I visit a historic site like this I feel like another piece of the American puzzle is put together. I never knew about the "dragoons" --an elite group of soldiers who fought on horseback... more »
Sept 2015, I was so excited to be here. I grew up watching John Wayne, Randolph Scott, The Lone Ranger just to name a few in westerns. So I have to admit I was overly excited about being here Visited with my hubby, my daughter Noel her baby Sammi and myself. We toured the 20 buildings and I took a ton of pics. Absolutely free to enjoy!!!
"A Civil War City!". Very nice historic site of one of the best designed and built forts in America at that time. Besides, there is an awesome town of historic stores, eateries, etc.
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