The Civil War Lantern Tour includes a traditional "on the trail" dinner of ham and beans, cornbread, and fried potatoes. Dinner is served around a campfire in the woods, lit by lantern-light, and served by friendly "Union and Confederate" folks! The campfire dinner is the setting for stories and historic accounts of the Civil War era locally, and throughout the state of Missouri.
After dinner, the guests will enjoy a mysterious and beautiful lantern-lit tour through Smallin Civil War Cave. But guests beware...sometimes those darned Baldknobbers make an appearance!
The total tour length is approximately three hours.
The Civil War Lantern tours are held each year on Saturday evenings in the Fall, from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Space on the tours are limited, so guests must schedule their tours and prepay in advance. Call the Smallin Civil War Cave visitor's center for reservations and availability!
The admission price for the whole experience (including your meal and the tour) is $42.50 per person plus tax. Prepayment is required and refundable up to seven days before the date of the scheduled tour.
Saturday evenings in October – October 9, 16, 23 and 30