Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob

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Fort Davidson State Historic Site is located in Pilot Knob. To visit Fort Davidson State Historic Site on your holiday in Pilot Knob, and find out what else Pilot Knob has to offer, use our Pilot Knob trip planning app .
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  • This small but interesting museum documents the Thermopylae of the Civil War where Sterling Price made a very bad decision to attack a Union Fort with 1200 soldiers with his 14,000 troops. The feds mo...  more »
  • They do a good job of showing the battles for the Fort. Also, there is a museum right on the property.  more »
  • Site of one of the larger Civil War battles in the trans-Mississippi region, Fort Davidson has maintained the earthen fort well and there is a small, but nice interpretation center. 20 minute movie pl...  more »
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  • Nice park..my family and I go to the Civil War 're-enactment there which is held every three years. Lots of fun with a lot of booths selling food ; drinks; and merchandise.
  • Very nice state facilities and historical site from a battle during the Civil War. Great way to spend the day.
  • One of our favorite places to take the kids. Nice park and museum. Great picnic area.
  • Good place to learn about history. I love you have a picnic with the family.
  • A well-maintained park dedicated to the Union Civil War fort that once held fast upon these very grounds. The fort was subjected to the opening engagement of a confederate general during his raid, where a bloody battle waged on September 27th, 1864. Over a thousand confederate lives were lost in an attempt to take the fort. The deep moat, steep walls, covered fire, and Ketchum Hand Grenades kept the southerners at bay. Today you can still see the remains of the fort's earthen works jutting from the landscape. Signs that depict the battle in chronological order guide you through the battlegrounds. A modest museum set with Civil War artifacts, an educational video, and exhibits will tickle your intrigue. Park benches, well-cut grass, and shady trees gives this historic site a superb picnic location. Stop by for a quick taste of history, or your lunch.

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