"A Well Preserved Town and old fort" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Scott by BruceDunning

Fort Scott Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 151 photos

Wonderful history is inbedded here

The town was a frontier fort and also a post for troops between 1842 and 1853. This short span was due to readjustment of forts on the western frontier for forts staged to fight Indians. The buildings were bought by locals in 1855, and still preserved today.
A large sector of downtown was burned in late 2005 and now most is brought back to renovated state. Some of the buildings have not been re-occupied, making it a bit disappointing to remember how vibrant it used to be.

A town Grew Up Around the Fort

As time progressed, the town buildings were constructed, mostly after the Civil War, around late 1800's due to the railroad making it a hub. They structures still remaining after the fire of 2005, shows the style and elegance of a time past.

They WAnt You to Enjoy and Buy

Antiquing and shopping, while sampling a few eats are the vogue thing to do here. There are around 10+ shops of old time goods and some more current. Strolling through the stores is the event for tourism.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice quiet town with a lot of tradition
  • Cons:Limited things to see outside of downtown
  • In a nutshell:A nice place to relax for day and see the fort and old town
  • Last visit to Fort Scott: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 28, 2009
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