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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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Our first 2 school tours of season 2021 - thank you Phillipsburg Elementary School for visiting us! ... See MoreSee Less
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So our gate has been broken once again. We assume it was to get to a golf disc, as we have already retrieved 2 and returned themto their owners. We are waiting for our CCTV guy to retrieve the camera footage, which will be given to the sheriff's office. The sad part is that this is your Fort too. We are non-profit, don't charge an entrance fee and rely on donations to keep the doors open. This is just another unbudgeted expense that we need to cover with our limited income. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Happy Birthday to our own Kansas Belle.... way to Represent! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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This evening the Fort was buzzing with activity, as the Deer Creek 4-H volunteers came to clean the buildings, before we officially start with school tours this coming week! We got so much done! Thank you to the guys who got the display cabinet for us and the strong ones who hauled stuff off the deck into the basement. We really appreciate you!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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If you don't ask, the answer is always no. We asked and got this set of veteran's grave markers for our military room. Still figuring out how to use them in our displays. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Listen at about 22:50 to Cynthia Horner Clonch give more information about the PHS Orange Bowl Marching Band Reunion coming up on May 28th. This event is NOT only for the band members - this event is OPEN to the public too!! Come and celebrate with us! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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In six weeks we will be re-opening Fort Bissell for the 2021 season!! On May 28th we will be hosting the reunion of the Phillipsburg High School Marching Band that went to the Orange Bowl in Florida in January 1971. We are so looking forward to the event and sure will hear lots of stories. Found this little snippet that was published in the Miami News on November 27, 1970. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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I didn't have time to show you our Ground Hog or our Opossum.... looks like we will have a lot more Winter to do that.... stay warm! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Kansas Day Special live from the Fort! ... See MoreSee Less
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