• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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  • Parking Lot Repaving Project

    The Visitor Center parking lot and the Overlook parking lots will be repaved on Monday, September 29. These areas will still be accessible to the public, however, traffic flow may change during the project. Please be aware during your visit.

Veterans Day Sales and Holiday Closings

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Date: November 7, 2012

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Western National Parks Association bookstore at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center will offer a 15% discount during the weekend of November 10-12. This includes the entire selection of merchandise, plus all sales and clearance items that have previously been marked down. With the holiday season fast approaching, this will be an excellent opportunity to browse the bookstore for gifts.


The Visitor Center also includes a park film and an exhibit area, with normal operational hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Rangers are available to answer questions and provide information and visitors may also tour the interpretive trail at the park overlook.   During the holidays, the Visitor Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22; Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25; and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013.


The site is located one mile west of Cheyenne, OK on Highway 47A. For more information, call 580-497-2742 or browse the park website at www.nps.gov/waba.

Did You Know?

Chief Magpie sitting on the banks of the Washita River.

As a teenager, Magpie survived the 1868 attack on the Washita River, and lived to fight Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer once again at the Battle of Little Big Horn.