Winter Hours of Operation for Fort Scott National Historic Site 



Fort Scott, Kan. – The leaves are changing for fall and winter, so are the hours of operation at Fort Scott National Historic Site. Beginning Wednesday, November 1, the park’s historic structures will be open daily from 8:30 am–4:30 pm through March 31, 2024. The buildings are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The park grounds, walkways, and parking lot continue to be open from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset daily.


Fort Scott National Historic Site is a fee free park that offers a glimpse into the growth of our nation through a short film, interactive audio-visual programs, displays, museum spaces, and historic objects. A walk through the fort reveals the significant role it played in the opening of the West, the Civil War, and the strife in the State of Kansas that preceded it.


Park Rangers are on hand and happy to help you learn more about the area and plan your visit. To find out more or become involved in activities at the Fort before your visit, please contact the park at 620-223-0310 or visit our website at



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