All park sites closed on Thanksgiving (November 28), Christmas (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1).
The 145th Anniversary Event Rescheduled
The 145th Anniversary Event on Sunday December 8, featuring Dr. Elliott West, has been postponed due to deteriorating weather conditions in Oklahoma.
On August 25, 2007 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site staff opened the doors to the new visitor center to the public. Currently our new headquarters feature exhibits depicting the clash of cultures that laid the foundation for the attack along the Washita River. The new visitor center also hosts a Western National Parks Association bookstore, and the park's 27-minute film,
Did You Know?
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site was established to protect, and interpret the site where at dawn on November 27, 1868 the Southern Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.