On our way back to Illinois from a quick trip to Texas, we stopped again near Springfield, MO, to see:
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Park
6424 West Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738-9514
417-732-2662, ext. 227
Wilson’s Creek was a major American Civil War battle fought just outside of Springfield, MO.
The battlefield is open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The battlefield closes at Noon on December 24 (Christmas Eve).
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Park (Tour Road) hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
The entrance fee to the park is $5.00 per adult to a maximum of $10.00 per vehicle. The receipt is honored for seven days. An adult is defined as anyone 16 years old and older.
There is a Visitor’s Center with a small Civil War Museum which includes a diorama explaining the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.
A 4.9 mile paved tour road provides a self-guided auto tour. There are eight interpretive stops at significant battle-related locations.
Having lived in Missouri for six years and read about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek during that time, it was a very interesting experience to see the park.