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Fort Davidson State Historic Site

118 Maple Street, Pilot Knob, MO 63663, USA

This park is the site of the earthwork remnants of Fort Davidson, which was assaulted by the forces of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price on September 27, 1864, during the two-day Battle of Pilot Knob. Some 1,200 Confederates fell within an hour in an unsuccessful effort to capture the fort held by Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr. and 1,450 of his men.


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From I-55 at Cape Girardeau, take State Highway 72 (exit 99); proceed west approximately 70 miles to Ironton. Turn north on State Highway 21; proceed 2 miles to Route 221 and turn right to site.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, tours, visitor center.

Regular Events

Occasional Civil War reenactments, periodic living history events; call for information.

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Fort and surrounding grounds: Daily: Sunrise to sunset; Visitor Center: Summer: Daily, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Winter: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM



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