Mine Creek Battlefield - Plan your visit
On October 25, 1864, on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates from General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri. Federal Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John H. Philips led the attack in one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. Their dramatic story comes alive at Mine Creek Battlefield.
- Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily
April through October 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
- Closed state holidays
- $5 adults; $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and under admitted free
- Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
- For groups of more than 10, we request two weeks prior notice.
- Site administrator Tami Neal
- Walk the only major Civil War battlefield in Kansas
- View interpretive trail exhibits
- Read excerpts from Samuel Reader's journal of his experience as a prisoner of war
- Find gifts and souvenirs related to the site at the Museum Store
- Became a state site in 1974
- In Kansapedia
- In Kansas Memory
- Kansas Memory - Battle of Mine Creek
- National Register nomination, listed in 1973