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Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site

20485 Highway 52, Pleasanton, KS 66075, USA

On October 25, 1864, some ten thousand Union and Confederate troops clashed at Mine Creek. They had been fighting off and on for several days as Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederates marched through Missouri and then were turned back at the Battle of Westport. The Union cavalry caught up with the rear guard of Price's wagon train at Mine Creek and crushed them in the second largest cavalry charge of the Civil War. A portion of the battlefield is being preserved by the state of Kansas. A 1.5 mile interpretive trail along Mine Creek is now in place.


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U.S. 69 to Mound City exit, west 0.5 mile on K-52. Visitor center is on the south side of the road.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, gift shop, tours and programs can be arranged by calling the site office.

Available Interpretation

Interpretive trails

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April - October: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM, September - March: self guided walk-through site open from dawn to dusk



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