Fort Scott National Historic Site


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Fort Scott National Historic Site

Address:PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:620-223-0310
Fax:620-223-0188
Web: www.nps.gov/fosc/
Size: 16.7 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 19, 1978.
Location:In downtown Fort Scott, Kansas, at the intersection of US 69 and 54. It is 90 miles south of Kansas City and 4 miles from the Kansas-Missouri border.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:Established in 1842 as a base for the U.S. Army's peacekeeping efforts along the "permanent Indian frontier," the fort was manned by U.S. Dragoons and infantry soldiers who served in the Mexican War, provided armed escorts for parties on the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, surveyed unmapped country, and maintained contact with Plains Indians. The post was abandoned in 1853 and reactivated during the Civil War as a supply and training center. The restored and reconstructed buildings preserve the U.S. frontier of the 1840s and 1850s. Today the site consists of 20 historic structures, a parade ground and five acres of restored tallgrass prairie.

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