Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

SR 21 & SR 221
Pilot Knob, MO 63663- Map It
Phone: (573) 546-3454

AAA Editor Notes

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site is at jct. SRs 21 and 221. A Union post on this site was defended by 1,450 men under Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr. when it was attacked Sept. 26-27, 1864, by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and 12,000 Confederate troops. The siege on the earthen fort cost Price more than 1,000 men and ended his march on St. Louis. A visitor center features exhibits, a video presentation and a diorama of the Battle of Pilot Knob. Only an earthwork remains of the fort.
Hours: Site open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center open daily 10-4, Apr. 16-Nov. 30; Tues.-Sun. 10-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.