Fort Scott National Historic Site open to visitors again after government shutdown ends

Fort Scott National Historic Site News Release

October 18, 2013
Contact: Kelley Collins, Kelley_collins@nps.gov (620) 223-0310

Fort Scott National Historic Site Reopens to Visitors

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott National Historic Site re-opens to visitors. Visitors can access public areas and trails immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Fort Scott National Historic Site has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

“We are excited and happy to be back at work and welcome visitors to Fort Scott National Historic Site,” said Superintendent Betty Boyko. “Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all the fall prairie colors highlighting the National Historic Site. Come out and enjoy the site and all the beauty fall has to offer.”

Planning for the park’s Candlelight Tour, which is scheduled for December 6th and 7th, has begun.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to October 31, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the remainder of the year. Entrance to the site is free of charge. For more information call 620-223-0310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

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