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The Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob was fought here when Confederate troops attacked the earthen fort on Sept. 26-27, 1864. More than 1,000 men were killed or wounded in the fierce fighting. The battle ended with the defeat of the Confederate forces. The fort is preserved at the site. Exhibits and a video in the visitor center tell the story. Picnic shelters, a playground and a short hiking trail are available.
Grounds are open sunrise to sunset.
For travelers with disabilities: The visitor center is fully ADA compliant; however, some outside features are only partially wheelchair accessible.