This is Sacred Ground

On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle. The event was an example of the tragic clash of cultures that occurred during the Great Plains Wars. It is also a place of remembrance and reflection for those who died here.

Park Events

Special Events and Ranger Programs

Special events and ranger programs that occur at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site throughout the year.

Park Trails With Sign

Walk the Park Trails

Walk the trails at the visitor center and at the battlefield site.

Last updated: October 2, 2017

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Mailing Address:

18555 Hwy 47A, Ste. A
Cheyenne, OK 73628


(580) 497-2742

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