If you want to experience the wonders of fall in all its glory, Smallin Civil War Cave is hosting its annual Civil War Lantern Tour allowing you to explore the cave by lantern-light.

The Civil War Lantern Tour includes a traditional "on the trail" dinner of ham and beans, cornbread and fried potatoes. Dinner is served around a campfire in the woods, lit by lantern-light, and served by friendly "Union and Confederate" folks. The campfire dinner is the setting for stories and historic accounts of the Civil War-era locally and throughout Missouri.



After dinner, guests will enjoy a mysterious and beautiful lantern-lit tour through Smallin Civil War Cave. But guests beware! Sometimes those darned Baldknobbers make an appearance!

The Civil War Lantern tours are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the fall. Space on the tours is limited, so guests must schedule tours and pay in advance. Call the Smallin Civil War Cave visitor's center for availability at 417-551-4545.



Photo by Missouri Division of Tourism

The admission price for the whole experience (including meal and the tour) is $35.95 per person plus tax. Due to COVID-19 square footage requirements in the visitor's center, pre-payment is required this year to limit the number of guests gathered indoors.

Masks and Social Distancing:
Although group size will be limited this year, guests will be required to bring masks to wear during the portions of the evening and the tour where social distancing is not practical.


• Sept. 26
• Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
• Nov. 7

Time: 6:30 -9:30 pm

Address: 3575 N. Smallin Rd., Ozark, MO 65721

Make reservations by calling 417-551-4545