2 Can­dle­light Tour Fort Scott, Kansas

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De­cem­ber 7–8

Hoop skirts twirl. Boots shuffle. Then the guide at Fort Scott in­vites ev­ery­one watch­ing onto the Vic­to­rian dance floor— sneak­ers, khakis and all. Each De­cem­ber, the 1842 fort opens for two nights of tours. (Se­cure tick­ets in Novem­ber.) Vis­i­tors walk paths lit by 700 wooden lan­terns and meet reen­ac­tors along the way. A stop in the ar­mory might bring them up close to his­tor­i­cal weapons. In the of­fi­cer quar­ters, sol­diers’ wives vividly de­scribe an­te­bel­lum life. Hot cider and pep­per­nut cook­ies fol­low, a sweet hit to fuel the drive home. Ninety min­utes south of Kansas City, the sky above the fort is big, dark and quiet, just as it was 175 years ago. nps.gov/fosc

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