Fort Scott, known for its Fort Scott National Historic Site and its National Cemetery, celebrates its rich heritage with major events on the first full weekend in December.
The 32nd Annual Moonlight & Mistletoe and the Homes for the Holidays Tour is on December 2, 3 and 4 – an opportunity to see older Victorian homes decked out for Christmas. The tours are on Saturday and Sunday with a bonus tour on Friday night with a purchase of an extra ticket.
The 30th Annual Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site on December 2 and 3 commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Over 700 candle lanterns illuminate the site and over 100 re-enactors bring the fort to life. Groups will be led by re-enactors throughout the grounds and buildings as they visit scenes with live re-enactments. Tours run from 6:30 to 9 every 15 minutes on the evening of the December 2 and from 5 to 9 every 15 minutes on the 3rd. Tickets are $7 each. Reservations are required so call 620-223-0310.
Fort Scott ushers in the Christmas with its Downtown Christmas Parade & Holiday festival on November 29.
And looking ahead, Fort Scott holds its Good Ol’ Days celebration on the first full weekend of June every year (in 2012 on the evening of May 31 and June 1 and 2 ). It's an old fashion street fair with 3-plus blocks of arts and crafts, food, several stages with live entertainment and music, children's carnival, street dances on Friday and Saturday nights and much more. It is kicked off with a parade on Friday evening followed by a chicken dinner and a street dance. Re-actors are on site for the weekend at the National Historic Site.
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