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Historic Fort Davidson

During a weekend getaway, this park was just across the street from our hotel. It was a nice walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Great informative museum located in beautiful Arcadia Valley

The grounds are so peaceful, the small museum has a lot to offer, and the video they show is great... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
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The Confederates under Gen. Sterling Price may have taken the fort, but Union efforts at Fort Davidson in the Battle of Pilot Knob were crucial to blunting the last Confederate offensive into Missouri. Fort Davidson State Historic Site preserves and...more
118 E. Maple, Pilot Knob, MO 63663
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a weekend getaway, this park was just across the street from our hotel. It was a nice walk and park staff assisted with a great presentation in the museum. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

The grounds are so peaceful, the small museum has a lot to offer, and the video they show is great. We spent 10 years as a family doing Civil War reenactments there, and it was go nice to see the museum which brought back many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice time to visit history and understand the civil war more closely. The museum is small, but easy to understand and informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Interesting and beautiful. Learned a lot about our state and is importance. Its a great place. For all civil war buffs.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

I recommend taking time to see the movie, which explains what happened here, before going out to visit the remains of the fort itself. There is no building, but you can clearly see the dry moat that surrounded the fort and the crater left when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Very nice museum, perfect for a stop-in visit while touring the area. Even if you don't know a lot about the Civil War or military strategy, the history is very interesting and there are personal stories to consider. Our kids were able to see a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Fort Davidson is a lovely venue settled at the base of Pilot Knob Mountain and on the grounds of one of the few remaining Civil War Battle Fields where the war is actually Reenacted on the actual ground! If you are fortunate enough to be...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This small but interesting museum documents the Thermopylae of the Civil War where Sterling Price made a very bad decision to attack a Union Fort with 1200 soldiers with his 14,000 troops. The feds mowed down 1000 confederates before slipping away in the middle of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

They do a good job of showing the battles for the Fort. Also, there is a museum right on the property.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gerry D
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Site of one of the larger Civil War battles in the trans-Mississippi region, Fort Davidson has maintained the earthen fort well and there is a small, but nice interpretation center. 20 minute movie places the battle in perspective and provides a nice overview; illuminated map...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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