Fort Scott National Historic Site
Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link in the chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-1873. All of the site's structures, its parade ground, and its tallgrass prairie bear witness to this era when the country was forged from a young republic into a united transcontinental nation.
"We don't walk on grass," scolded the ranger. They admit that they don't have much visitors. I wonder why? Most buildings are not original and the ranger giving the tour didn't know answers to basic questions. You'd think with all the down time, they'd know the ins and outs of the fort. Nope. It wasn't an educational tour, just a waste of time. I could have learned more walking around myself and reading the signs.
Beautifully maintained historic site with great staff. Welcome the opportunity to return when there is a reenactment or a candlelight dinner.
Very nice and well kept historic site. Nice place to take a walk and take in some local history.
The buildings and grounds are well kept. This is a self guided tour so you can take as much or as little time as you wish. You will learn things from several eras because of the multiple uses of the buildings.
Great place for those who love history. It is really being kept up for future generations to enjoy.