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at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

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Accessible SymbolVisitor Center 

You feel a sense of dignity as you look upon the visitor center, which is a shrine to those who fought here. This building was designed to be accessible. Two handicap parking spaces are located adjacent to a continuous concrete pathway that leads you to a plaza with benches and on up to the entrance. Just inside the door is the first exciting exhibit: a restored six-pounder cannon. To your left are accessible restrooms and a water fountain.

As you follow the tourist assistant into the museum, you pass by a very scenic view of the fort battlements. All along the walls are interpretive exhibits that lead to an audio-visual room for a 22-minute presentation. After the presentation, you are treated to an eight-minute "automated battle map." This exhibit shows how the different commands maneuvered while you listen to the historic battle. Afterward, follow the field interpretive stations laid out on the field as you head to the fort.

Picnic Area

The picnic area has a large parking lot with two handicap spaces and three covered individual picnic sites with paved pathways. Four group shelters are also available. Shelter 1 provides a group grill, an electrical outlet and seating for 35 people. Shelters 2, 3 and 4 accommodate 20 people. All four are accessible. The area also contains a playground, which has Kiddie Mulch as a base. The nearby restroom is mostly accessible, but some may need assistance.

Exercise Trail

Brogans Trail is a 0.5-mile trail, fully asphalted, that has several exercise stations situated along it. There are gentle slopes and the only hazard may be that it can be partially flooded at times by a nearby creek.

Additional Resources

The site maintains:

  • Written text for the fiber optics map.
  • A copy of the video with open captioning.
  • A flip-book of all the field markers.

All of these resources are available upon request. Written information about the local area driving tour of the battle is also available upon request.

For more information, contact the historic site:

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site
P.O. Box 509
Pilot Knob, MO 63663
1-800-379-2419 TDD

Last updated: January 2017