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About Fort Bissell Museum

Fort Bissell is a museum in Phillips County, Kansas, sponsored by the Phillips County Historical Society. The Fort was never a military fort but was built for the safety of the settlers. The families of Phillips County have donated artifacts to the museum for many years. There is a Civil War Uniform on display along with a Bible a union soldier carried through the War; a music box that came to Phillips County from West Virginia in a covered wagon; the Kingery Gun Collection which holds many unique firearms and too many other artifacts to mention. The museum is a non-profit organization and is free for anyone to come visit. We hope to see you soon at the Fort!


Open: Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tuesday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM
Phone:785.543.6212


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15 hours ago

Fort Bissell Museum

Hopefully we will soon see the demise of the Bissell pond! With today's rain, it quickly formed again and Connie was so glad she was wearing flip flops to get back to her car, which was on dry ground when she arrived!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to once again launch an appeal for empty Pringles containers. We need these for a Fun Friday project and need about 50. We currently don't even have 20. If we don't get enough, we will cancel this event and try again next year.... so come on... eat those Pringles and bring us the empties. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone liking and following our page - we have just reached a milestone of 500 Likes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fun Friday with Flag Fun. After a Flag Scavenger Hunt throughout the Fort, they made their own little flags and now on to the beaded pins. Feel free to tag yourself on behalf of the children. ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating National Flag Day at the Fort! 242 years ago in 1777 the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the National Flag of the USA. On Tuesday our local flag lady Betty Berney, presented us with a brand new flag, which was raised today for the first time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fun Friday Need - we are still in need for more empty Pringles containers for a Fun Friday project. If you eat Pringles, please keep the container and come and drop it off at the Fort. We will leave a box out on the deck behind the hay bale, so you can also bring this after hours. Thank you in advance!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Fort Bissell Museum

Our Fun Friday kicked off with a blast. We had RSVP's for 10, prepared for 20 and we have 40 kiddos here. It's a bit crazy, with some of them having to wait to get a turn at the painting tables. A huge thank you to the moms who stayed and helped with glueing and cutting extra masks and ears. Well done Kenzie - you did well organizing and hosting this! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Fort Bissell Museum

So what are we doing for 2019? Only 7 weeks away.....County Fair Booths 2015 - 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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