Honey Springs Visitor Center
Through artifacts, graphics and narrative, the visitor center exhibits tell the rich history of the Battle of Honey Springs. Visitors will learn that on July 17, 1863—just two weeks after the famous Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg—a total of 9,000 troops converged on a small farming settlement along the Texas Road in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation called Honey Springs, named after a well-known watering stop in the area. There they battled against one another for their freedom, homes, tribal nations and ways of life. These troops, historians believe, represented the most diverse set of individuals and cultures to fight in any battle of the Civil War.
Sights, Sounds, and Artifacts
Visit the exhibit theatre for an immersive viewing experience that brings the Battle of Honey Springs to life. Guests can explore the exhibit hall, which features audio recordings of first-hand accounts of the generals, officers, soldiers, and civilians who lived through the battle. Exhibits also highlight the firearms, ammunition, and artillery used in the battle.
View the trailer for The Battle of Honey Springs (2022) below.