Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment 2017
Civil War Battle Reenactments near St. Louis in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Area
Reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob at Fort Davidson

photos courtesy Mountain Echo newspaper    

Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment
Battle of Pilot Knob 150th Reenactment

Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob State Historic Site
Missouri Battle Reenactment Scheduled For
September 23rd & 24th, 2017
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Battle 2017

If you would like to vend or participate in the
reenactment see the information below:

Reenactor Information Packet

Sutler Registration

Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors Information Packet

(For more information, contact Brick Autry,  Fort Davidson State
Historic Site, PO Box 509,  Pilot Knob, MO 63663
(573) 546-3454; brick.autry@dnr.mo.gov)

2017 Schedule of Events coming soon!
Week-long events will lead up to the Reenactment

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Every third year a full-scale reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob is staged, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley.  Be sure to make your plans to attend the next two re-enactments scheduled during the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorations. We suggest that you make your lodging reservations early for the reenactments. 

The towns of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia were of strategic importance as the southern terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad.  Union soldiers occupied Pilot Knob, the Arcadia Valley region and Black River area throughout the war.  Fort Davidson, the target of the Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864, is a hexagonal earthwork constructed by the Union Army and stands 300 yards from the base of Pilot Knob Mountain.  The assault on Fort Davidson by Confederate troops left 1,300 soldiers dead, missing or wounded. The fort and site are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  To read a more detailed account of the Battle of Pilot Knob and to see Fort Davidson Historic Site and Museum, click here.

Pilot Knob State Historic Site at Fort Davidson serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives on the battlefield and the Visitor's Center provides detailed information about the battle through the use of artifacts, a diorama, and film. Additionally, a self-guided driving tour around the towns of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob, directs visitors to some of the most significant points on the battlefields.   Each stop is marked by a red granite monument. There are many civil war historic sites in our region.  Please take our website tour of these Civil War Sites and then download the driving tour so you'll see everything while visiting our region. 

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Not only is this region rich in Missouri Civil War Sites and historic towns, settlements and villages, our abundant recreational opportunities and Black River Float Trips have earned our region the title of "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Missouri".  To learn about our beautiful vacation paradise, and to tour our lodging facilities and campgrounds please see www.missouri-vacations.com

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Confederate Reenactor

To tour other Missouri Civil War sites and landmarks in our region and to
download the Battle of Pilot Knob driving tour click here

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