Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site 1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Rd
Checotah, OK 74426

Phone: 918-473-5572
Description

The Battle of Honey Springs is the largest military clash ever to have occurred in Oklahoma and thanks to a multi-million dollar plan to preserve the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, visitors to the site of the battle can learn all about this unique piece of Civil War history. The fight that took place on the Honey Springs Battlefield was the largest of 107 documented hostile encounters of the Civil War that occurred in Indian Territory. Additionally, it was one of the few if not the only battle that involved African American, American Indian, Hispanic and Anglo American soldiers. Records ...

The Battle of Honey Springs is the largest military clash ever to have occurred in Oklahoma and thanks to a multi-million dollar plan to preserve the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, visitors to the site of the battle can learn all about this unique piece of Civil War history. The fight that took place on the Honey Springs Battlefield was the largest of 107 documented hostile encounters of the Civil War that occurred in Indian Territory. Additionally, it was one of the few if not the only battle that involved African American, American Indian, Hispanic and Anglo American soldiers. Records show it was the heroics of the African American regiment known as the First Kansas Colored that won the victory for the Union.

The Battle of Honey Springs took place July 17, 1863. About 150 years later, the historical site has been well maintained and preserved and now boasts six walking trails with 55 interpretive signs. Walking trails lead visitors through the Union line of battle, the Texas regiments line, the site of the battle at the bridge and finally Honey Springs. Walkers through the area learn not just about the battle but also about the impact American Indians had on the Civil War. Although the trails tell the story well, viewing one of the regularly scheduled re-enactments at the site is the best way to learn about the battle.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-69

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Visitors Center: Tue-Sat 9am-4:30pm, Sun 1pm-4:30pm. Closed Mondays and state holidays.

From I-40, take exit 264B N on Hwy 69 to the Checotah/Rentiesville exit, turn left onto old 69 and drive N 1.75 miles to the Rentiesville/Honey Springs Rd, then turn right and drive E 2 miles to DC Minner St and turn left. Drive N 1 mile where the road turns E, drive E 1/4 mile then turn back N.

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Howard McKinnis




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/31/15

Ken, unfortunately we don't have any information on that, but the event coordinator may be able to point you in the right direction! Please use the phone number or email address listed at the top of this page to reach them directly. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Ken Wells on 03/30/15

I did go to Honey Springs. Pretty cool if you're into it. I'm a civil war buff from way back. 17 years in Southern Va. I'm wondering if there are any digs or surveying / locating going on they I could get involved with?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/20/14

Joyce, sorry, we've never heard of Hopey Springs Battlefield! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From Joyce Johnson on 08/19/14

I saw a sign on Hwy 69 while traveling through Oklahoma and it said Hopey Springs Battlefield. Is this the same as the Honey Springs Battlefield?


 
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