#21 of 225 state parks in Kansas

Best trails in Massacre Memorial State Park, Kansas

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Explore the most popular trails in Massacre Memorial State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Map of trails in Massacre Memorial State Park, Kansas
Park information
43 acres
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#1 - Marais De Cygne Massacre Site Trail
Massacre Memorial State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 28 m
Marais De Cygne Massacre site trail is a walking tour of a Civil War event where on May 19, 1858, proslavery men killed five free-state men and wounded five others in a ravine that is now listed as a National Historic Landmark. The massacre, which followed earlier guerrilla warfare activities, on both sides, shocked the nation and became a pivotal event in the "Bleeding Kansas" era. A few months later, abolitionist John Brown came to the site and constructed a fortified cabin. Walk the grounds of this sites and learn more about the tensions during the era of territorial Kansas.Show more