157th Anniversary Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment

9/25/2021 to 9/26/2021 | Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site | Pilot Knob, MO

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will host the 157th anniversary reenactment of the historic Civil War Battle that took place at the site in September of 1864. Twelve thousand Confederate troops under Gen. Sterling Price, former governor of Missouri, attacked Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob, which was defended by Brigadier General Ewing and 1,500 regular Army, Missouri Home Guard and civilian volunteers.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. There will be historic and modern vendors as well as several food vendor options. The public is invited to visit the Union and Confederate encampments and learn about the life of a Civil War soldier 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. There will be periodic demonstrations of military tactics and marching during the day on Saturday and in the morning on Sunday.

The main battle reenactment on Saturday will start at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday night at approximately 8:30 p.m., the fort powder magazine explosion will be reenacted. The battle reenactment on Sunday will start at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact Bryan Bethel or Brick Autry at 573-546-3454.

Event Times:
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

118 East Maple, Pilot Knob, MO | 573-546-3454

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs