Museum interior with Civil War cannon and artifacts.

Mill Springs Battlefield Museum and Visitors Center

The Bat­tle of Mill Springs was the first Union vic­to­ry in the West­ern the­ater of the Amer­i­can Civ­il War. The Bat­tle­field extends from Nan­cy, Ken­tucky (his­tor­i­cal­ly known as Logan’s Cross­roads) to Mill Springs, Ken­tucky a dis­tance of about 9 miles. The Nation­al Park Ser­vice oper­ates a Vis­i­tors Cen­ter and Muse­um in Nan­cy which offers infor­ma­tion regard­ing the his­to­ry of the bat­tle, the dri­ving tour of the Bat­tle­field, arti­facts and inter­pre­ta­tive exhibits, a video pre­sen­ta­tion, and hos­pi­tal­i­ty ser­vices. The dri­ving tour con­sists of 10 stops with inter­pre­ta­tive signs at each site. On the Bat­tle­field, the vis­i­tor may hike a trail with more than 14 inter­pre­ta­tive signs. In Mill Springs the vis­i­tor can vis­it the Brown-Lanier House which served as a head­quar­ters for three gen­er­als in the bat­tle and the new­ly restored West-Met­calfe House which was used as a hos­pi­tal after the bat­tle. Mill Springs Bat­tle­field is a Nation­al His­toric Land­mark. Vis­it the web­site for spe­cial events and activ­i­ties through­out the year.

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