Fort Blair

Fort Blair, Baxter Springs: Hours, Address, Fort Blair Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Battlefields • Military Bases & Facilities
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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GoingPlacesWanderlust
Pennsburg, PA431 contributions
Park rather then historical site
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was a lovely park setting. We understood it to be a historical site but there wasn’t really much to see. There was a log cabin and another larger building but they weren’t open - not sure if they normal are but it didn’t seem to be. We went during COVID-19 so unsure. The grounds where very park like. There was an amphitheater and below that trails and picnic tables - we took a picnic lunch and walked the trails. We enjoyed the great outdoors and social distancing due to Covid. It was a lovely fall day so I say it was worth the stop!
Written March 26, 2021
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mflemin
Centerton, AR176 contributions
Not much to see
Mar 2019 • Friends
Only thing to see is what looked like log cabin in a fence. We like civil war things though & drove by. We also drove to the creek in town where the battle supposedly happened. Just out & about on a Saturday. I do highly recommend Heritage museum though.
Written March 4, 2019
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Robert D
Homosassa, FL68 contributions
Worth the time if you are in town
Sep 2018
This recreation is worth the time if you are in-town for the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum, but there is not much to see, The stone tablets with the history are hard to read, so you may want to google the story.
Written September 19, 2018
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Bruce W
Pittsburgh, PA698 contributions
A Stop For Civil War Buffs
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you are a Civil War buff. You will want to see the reconstruction of Fort Blair just down the road from the Baxter Springs Historical Museum. The museum has a fine Civil War display with artifacts from Fort Blair but the fort is a stones throw from the museum. Fort Blair (1862-1865) was a Union fort in Baxter Springs, Kansas which was constructed as an earthenworks fort with log defenses on top of the earthenwork. Inside there was a blockhouse. The fort accommodated 6000 troops probably in tents including the 2nd Ohio and the 2nd Kansas Brigades. On October 6, 1863 a force of pro-Confederate bushwhackers under the command of William Quantrill were traveling through Kansas to winter in Texas and attacked the fort by surprise and a massacre took place and the supplier plundered. The history of the fort is told in the museum. You can walk around the fort remains in less than 30 minutes, but you need to see the display in the museum first. It's all free!
Written July 18, 2018
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