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 1842-73. Fort Scott National Historic Site to preserve, protect and interpret nationally significant historic resources related to the opening of the West, the Permanent Indian Frontier, the Mexican-American War, Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War and the expansion of railroads. 

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