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Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, PleasantonMine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, PleasantonMine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, Pleasanton

Mine Creek Battlefield - Plan your visit

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 Battlefield.

Hours

  • Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily
  • April through October 2014
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
  • Closed state holidays

Admission

  • $5 adults; $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and under admitted free
  • Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.

Admission for group tours

Mine Creek Battlefield

  • For groups of more than 10, we request two weeks prior notice.

Contact

Nature trail

  • Walk the only major Civil War battlefield in Kansas
  • View interpretive trail exhibits
  • Read excerpts from Samuel Reader's journal of his experience as a prisoner of war

Museum Store

  • Find gifts and souvenirs related to the site at the Museum Store

History of Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield

Local travel links

Linn County, Kansas

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Upcoming Events

Map/Directions

Driving directions