Fort Scott - Western National Parks Association

Fort Scott

National Historic Site


Promises broken! A town attacked at dawn! War making thousands homeless! Soldiers fighting settlers! These are the stories of Fort Scott from 1842 to 1873. Structures, parade ground, and tallgrass prairie bore witness to the country’s transformation from a young republic into a united transcontinental nation.

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Fort Scott National Historic Site was established to preserve and commemorate the role of Fort Scott in a sequence of pivotal events that transformed the nation.

Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$136 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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Bring the Parks Home

When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.