Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site

20485 KS Hwy 52, Pleasanton, KS 66075 - United States




On October 25, 1864, on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates from General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri. Federal Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John H. Philips led the attack in one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. Their dramatic story comes alive at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield.


Mine Creek Battlefield presents exhibits in the visitor center along with interpretive exhibits on the battlefield.

The visitor center tells the story of the Civil War in the West and the significance of the Battle of Mine Creek. A bank of windows that overlooks the battlefield allows visitors to contemplate the events of October 25, 1864, or simply catch a glimpse of wildlife.

Explore the 2.6-mile walking trail which winds through the battlefield and features interpretive signs about the Battle of Mine Creek.


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