About Fort Scott

The perfect place to Relax. Renew. Reconnect. Relive.

Our Story

Founded in 1842, Fort Scott was part of the Western Frontier, Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War.

Now Fort Scott welcomes visitors from around the world, offering them the opportunity to relax from a hectic life. Renew your mind and spirit with spa services to yoga. Reconnect with nature or relive the amazing history from years past in Fort Scott!


Start unwinding this weekend!


Call us for more information at 620.223.3566


The community of Fort Scott invites you to experience their hospitality, history and highlights. Fort Scott doesn’t want you to visit us just once. Fort Scott wants this to be the place you return to, again and again.


Public Relations & Tourism Manager

I want to extend a personal invitation to visit Fort Scott, Kansas. Discover the rich history of our National Historic Site Fort, where the western frontier began! Connect with military history at Fort Scott U.S. National Cemetery #1, designated as such by President Abraham Lincoln. Learn about the life of one of our most distinguished citizens at the Gordon Parks Museum; Mr. Parks was an author, musician, poet, film producer and so much more. You’ll be inspired by the stories you experience at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Play a round on the links at our 18-hole Woodland Hills Golf Course, a top 10 public course in Kansas. Relax with a picnic, play disc golf, trout fish, mountain bike or hike the trails at scenic Gunn Park. Take-in a ballgame at our beautiful, $3.5 million, state-of-the-art LaRoche Baseball Complex. Or you may want to search for that trophy whitetail or monster bass in Bourbon County. Whatever your reason, whatever the season, we’re glad you’re here.
I hope you take time to stop at our Visitor Center, conveniently located inside the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, 231 East Wall Street. You’ll find a friendly face, lots of area information and answers to any questions you have about Fort Scott and Bourbon County, Kansas.
Relax. Renew. Reconnect. Relive.
We wish you safe, fun and rewarding travels!