Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard
Discover the role played by dragoons and infantry in the Frontier, the Mexican War, and westward expansion. Immerse yourself in the conflict and turmoil of the Bleeding Kansas years, and imagine the sights and sounds of soldiers in daily frontier life. Click here to visit the Fort's website for current events, admission price and hours of operation.
U.S. National Cemetery
East National Avenue
Visit one of 14 original national cemeteries designated by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. Union and Confederate soldiers, Buffalo soldiers, and Indian Home Guard are all buried on the grounds. Click here to learn more about this historical landmark.
Block House (Fort Henning)
West side of Skubitz Plaza
This structure is the last remaining of three built as additional fortifications to the Fort to protect its expanded role during the Civil War period.
Gordon Parks Center for Culture & Diversity
2108 S. Horton
1-800-874-3722, ext. 515
Established in 2004, the Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity at Fort Scott Community College focuses on the life and achievements of Fort Scott, Kansas native son, Gordon Parks. His powerful story tells how he managed to escape poverty and bigotry by choosing the weapons given to him by "a mother who placed love, dignity and hard work over hatred."
Call ahead for hours and schedules.
1881 Fort Lincoln School
Call for viewing 800-245-3678
Lowell Milken Center
4 S. Main
The Lowell Milken Education Center works with schools around the world to teach respect and understanding among all people, by developing projects about unsung heroes whose actions promote these values, regardless of race religion and creed. These projects are in the form of performances, documentaries and exhibits, or other creative ideas. Various displays are on exhibit throughout the year.
North Main Street
Soon to win its place on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Scott's historic downtown boasts original architecture, brick streets and quaint shops.
Kansas Rocks Recreation Park
Steep rocky hills, dense woods, creek crossings and muddy ruts are waiting to challenge you at the Kansas Rocks Recreation Park (KRRP). The 240-acre park is open to the public for a modest usage fee, and yearly passes are available. KRRP is open most Saturdays and Sundays, all year, weather permitting. (Before traveling to the park, please check the website to confirm days and hours of operation.) Motorized 4x4 vehicles, non-motorized bicycles, and hikers are welcome on the trails. Currently there are no provisions for ATVs, motorcycles, or horses. Picnic, BBQ and primitive camping areas are available, as are restrooms.
Timber Hills Lake Hunting & Fishing Adventures
Just 20 miles north of Fort Scott, Timber Hills Lake Hunting and Fishing Adventures welcomes the outdoor enthusiast to visit the ultimate outdoor experience. Over 4,000 acres of owned hunting ground coupled with the availability of surrounding farmland make Timber Hills Lake not only one of the biggest, but also the best hunting and fishing areas in Kansas. Trophy elk, whitetail deer, buffalo, turkey, duck, geese…it’s all there. A 40-acre lake with 12 additional ponds make this an angler’s paradise. Families are also a focus at Timber Hills Lake. Whether it’s a dad teaching his child to hunt or fish, or a family just looking to getaway from the sounds of the city, the lodge and cabins at Timber Hills Lake welcome one and all.
Lyons Twin Mansions
742 S. National Avenue
Tours by appointment
Historic Downtown -Antiques, Primitives, Novelties and Gifts
Narrated Trolley Tours
231 E Wall
Daily Tours- Call for schedule
Old Congregational Church
502 S. National
Open 1 PM - 4 PM, Mon.-Fri.
Gordon Parks Collection
Mercy Health Center
Daily walking tour of 27 photographs and several poems of Fort Scott native Gordon Parks
Life in a Jar
The Irena Sendler Project
Originated and housed through the Lowell Milken Center, this project travels worldwide.
& Aveda Day Spa
The Courtland Hotel & Day Spa is a Historic Railroad-era Hotel that has been converted into a Destination Hotel & Day Spa, set in the heart of Historic Downtown Fort Scott, Kansas.
"Fort Scott has the most dazzling collection of late 19th century commercial buildings in the state, if not the region. The absolutely wonderful thing about what I saw in Fort Scott is that it has several blocks of original buildings from the 1890s or earlier. The buildings there are as ornate as any I've ever seen. The residential districts are just as interesting. You see not only the elegant Queen Anne Victorians, but you also see the little shotgun houses and cottages." -- Pat, Lawrence, KS