Celebrate the anniversary of American independence with the sounds of cannon fire and homemade ice cream while honoring the service men and women who have defended the United States for the past 243 years. Thursday, July 4, Fort Scott National Historic Site will have artillery demonstrations twice each hour from noon until 4 pm. At 3:30 pm, we will pay tribute to the nation’s founders followed by a flag retreat at 4 pm.
The celebration continues on July 6 and 7 as you discover the rich history and significance of the fort. Experience frontier cooking demonstrations, play period games, see mock artillery and weapons drills, and explore the prairie grass as the fort comes to life before your eyes.
Thursday, July 4
12:00 pm - Artillery Demonstration
12:30 pm - Homemade Ice Cream
1:00 pm - Artillery Demonstration
2:00 pm - Artillery Demonstration
3:00 pm - Artillery Demonstration
3:30 pm - Tribute to the Founders
4:00 pm - Artillery Salute and Flag Retreat
Saturday, July 6
10:00 am - Prairie Walk
12:00 pm - An Arm and a Leg: 1840s Medical Program
1:00-3:00 pm - Let the Games Begin-Historic Games station
3:00-4:30 pm - Going Green: Historic Gardens station
4:00 - Flag Retreat
Sunday July 7
11:00 am - Guided Tour of the Fort
12:00 pm - A Hearty Grip
1:00 pm - Guided Tour
2:00 pm - Democracy Run Wild
3:00 pm - The Price of War
4:00 pm - Flag Retreat
Visitors and local residents are reminded that fireworks are not permitted on the grounds of Fort Scott National Historic Site.
To find out more or become involved in activities at the Fort, please contact the park at 620-223-0310.