Participate in Fun Activities and Conversation during FSNHS Annual Candlelight Tour

Submitted by Fort Scott National Historic Site

Do you want to dance the night away? Would you enjoy some gossip and a bit of matchmaking? Maybe you are hoping for a big promotion at work or would like to move some place more adventurous? These are the types of activities and conversations you can either eavesdrop on, or participate in, during this year’s Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

Photo Credit: Fort Scott National Historic Site

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fort Scott in 1842. To commemorate, all of the scenes in this year’s Candlelight Tour will be set in the 1840s. Each of the scenes will feature some aspect of 1840s life and will include elements of humor or entertainment. Also, in many of the scenes this year, the audience will have the opportunity to interact with the tour.

Tickets are on sale now. Buy them soon as they are selling fast! You can purchase tickets by calling 620-223- 0310 or by coming to the visitor center at Fort Scott NHS. They are $8.00 per person and are non-refundable. Children 5 and under are free. Advance purchase is required.

During the Candlelight Tour, over 700 candle lanterns illuminate the site and over 100 reenactors bring the fort to life. This year’s tours will be offered December 1 and 2, 2017. Tours on December 1, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and start every 15 minutes until 9 p.m. On Saturday, December 2, the tours will run from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., every 15 minutes.

From November 1 to March 31, Fort Scott National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, will be open for its winter hours of operation from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information about the Candlelight Tour or other events at the site, call 620-223- 0310 or visit our website at

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