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“Great Museum”

Fort Scott National Historic Site
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ft Scott is an excellent place to visit. It offers the visitor a wide range of information about the history whether a novice historian or one who knows a great deal about frontier fort history. Great for families.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This Fort is well preserved and re-constructed. You can view Officer's Quarters, Enlisted Barracks, Stables, Post Headquarters, and Storehouse. I believe there is an audio tour you can get from the visitor's center, but I'm not sure. I did use the cell phone tour, and there was some good information in that. Nice place to relax and stroll the grounds, as the Fort is not too big. At the end of the parking lot is a very nice Veteran's Memorial. Fort Scott is worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This historic site has tours which take about an hour but you get the benefit of the great knowledge of the guide so well worth it. (And are free - a donation can be made in store) We had a local resident who enjoyed imparting her knowledge to us about how women were treated during the years that the Fort was occupied. Quite thought provoking and provided a different perspective from the one you can read about. The buildings are well maintained and contain lots of artefacts that tell the story of the Fort over many years. There is also a short film to enjoy, Wandering around in the baking sun in shorts was a picnic compared with what the soldiers used to endure in their woollen clothing. Interestingly enough the shops in the photo used by Trip Advisor didn't exist when the Fort was first built and occupied.

Thank Wotnohair
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

As a teacher who has used Fort Scott National Historic Site for his classes, I can well recommend it for anyone who has the least interest in history. Its link to Amerindian history as well as the Mexican War and Civil War eras make it significant in a number of ways. The staff does an excellent job and there are a number of special events throughout the year that are done with an eye toward family involvement.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a little gem of historic interest this place is! Our own private tour with a well informed student from FS whom relished in the history of her home town (Shel) - was a pure delight to witness and see what these poor fellows and following lasses had to endure. Well worth a visit.

Thank jaydogz
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