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Fort Scott National Historic Site

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Address: U.S. Highways 69 and 54, Fort Scott, KS
Phone Number: +1 620-223-0310

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Nice museum with many original buidlngs: Very well maintained by NPS.

Located in the downtown area of Fort Scott Kansas: this museum covers the struggle between the Union & Confederacy in trying to have Kansas admitted to the union as either a free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greg B
Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the downtown area of Fort Scott Kansas: this museum covers the struggle between the Union & Confederacy in trying to have Kansas admitted to the union as either a free or slave state. Contains some really nice museum interactive exhibits, as well as original buildings and photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In five or 10 minutes the Ranger on duty painted a beautiful picture of what occurred at this fort during its history in the 1800s. Well there were no great battles at the site, he outlined the tensions which created the need for the fort during the Civil War, the bloody Kansas battles, and the expansion of the United States... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a tour of the Kansas/Missouri National Heritage area sites. This is a true gem. Beautifully restored military outpost with some carefully reconstructed buildings to complete the picture of what had been lost to time and development. This site covers an incredible amount of history from the "Bleeding Kansas" period, up through the Civil War and beyond. Settled... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's a really well preserved site w/ many of the original buildings in good shape. Almost all the buildings were open w/ exhibits inside. Well worth the visit. Fort Scott was established in 1842.By the time the Fort was closed in 1893, the buildings stood witness to epic events that helped shape the country - slavery, "Bleeding Kansas" and the... More 

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Whitewater, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 comparison to the restored officers' house. The gal at the desk was extremely friendly and answered many questions that I had. For a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

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 Kansas, to set foot into barracks, etc. The buildings are beautifully and authentically restored, and well worth a visit. They have people... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 outing.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You guys, this national park has a camp that is a best-kept secret. It doesn't sound very exciting maybe, but my boys LOVED it. It's Monday-Friday, just in the mornings, and the kids get to do all sorts of things to do with: national parks, historic living, conservation, and more. As just a national park, this is a classic fort... More 

Thank Sarah S
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very well maintained park. Good movie ..self guided tour, but had information available via cell phone (that was different). Cannons on display. Rooms in the buildings were furnished in period furnishings.

Thank Leslie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went on an amazingly hot day and so we're relieved that several of the buildings were air conditioned. It is an easy self tour with lots of interactive displays. We overheard a tour going on and the guide was animated and had lots of interesting details. This is right next to the attractive downtown with cute stores. It is... More 

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