Wilson's Creek National Battlefield , Missouri

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About Wilson's Creek National Battlefield :

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The battlefield is open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Park (Tour Road) hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m., seven days a week.
Note: The Civil War Museum will be closed for the months of December, January, February and March.


As a unit of the National Park System, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is committed to the protection of our resources, as well as providing visitors with a safe park experience. For these reasons, firearms, other weapons, and the use of metal detectors are prohibited; buildings, plants, and natural features should not be disturbed; pets must be on a leash not more than six feet long and are not allowed in buildings; horses are restricted to authorized trails; and speed limits and other traffic laws must be obeyed. All accidents should be reported to park headquarters.

Other safety considerations for your visit include

* Summer months are frequently hot and humid. Take water and wear a hat, sturdy

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About Wilson's Creek National Battlefield :
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield at 6424 West Farm Road 182 near Republic, Missouri, preserves the site of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Fought on August 10, 1861, it was the first major American Civil War engagement west of the Mississippi River. The Confederate failure here resulted in keeping Missouri in the Union. Major features include a 5-mile automobile tour loop, the restored 1852 Ray House, and "Bloody Hill," the scene of the major battle. The site is located just southwest of the city of Springfield, in southwestern Missouri.
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