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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

A Guide to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, MO

The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Republic, MO, is a historical destination in The Greater Springfield region. 

This National Park was the site of the first major battle west of the Mississippi River, fought on August 10, 1861. The Greater Springfield area is fortunate to have such a historical site that commemorates the first political struggle for control of Missouri. It features a tour, walking trails, and a horse trail. The museum at the Visitor Center offers a positive educational experience, showcasing artifacts, photographs, and audio-visual presentations. These help immerse visitors in the battle’s history. You can take advantage of this opportunity to step back in time. Get in touch today and settle into one of the homes for sale in this historic area.

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HISTORICAL HOUSES: Owned by the pro-Union Ray family, the 1852 Ray House is a restored farmhouse. Sitting on a prosperous 420-acre farm, it is the only surviving dwelling associated with the battle and is the primary feature for explorers. This farmhouse served as a field hospital for soldiers during the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in 1861. They took shelter in the cellar during the battle, along with their slave and her children. The house was restored to its original state after Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield was established in 1960. It displays period furnishings to give visitors an idea of what it was like as a 19th-century Missouri farmer, including the original Lyon bed and counterpane, which are now part of the Wilson’s Creek collection.

EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM: Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield offers visitors an entertaining and educational experience. The battlefield is one of six national parks in Missouri. It is a perfect stop for visitors looking to learn about the history of the Civil War and Missouri’s critical role in the conflict. The museum at the Visitor Center features exhibits with actual site artifacts from the battle, including weapons, uniforms, and personal items used by the soldiers. These provide insight into the difficulties of soldiers. It also gives visitors a glimpse into the battle at a more personal scale. It gives humanity to the otherwise inhumane events during the battle.

BATTLEFIELD TOUR: There are various historic site tours at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. One of the most popular ways to tour the battlefield is through the 4.9-mile driving tour. In this activity, visitors follow the tour road that takes them to eight historic stops where they can learn about the battle and its significance. The driving tour is open year-round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Several walking trails are accessible from the tour road, allowing visitors to explore the battlefield on foot and examine historical sites up close. For those who enjoy horseback riding, a horse trail takes visitors through the park, allowing them to experience the battlefield differently.

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10 Real Estate Facts About Homes near Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, MO

  • The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield area consists of smaller single-family homes compared to surrounding areas like Nixa and Branson.
  • Prospective buyers can get beginner homes for as low as $191,000 to $227,000.
  • Modest single-family homes have a starter range of 1,120 to 1,250 square feet.
  • Humble homes around the area start with lot sizes measuring from 0.19 to 0.25 acres.
  • Higher-end single-family properties have a price range between $240,000 and $291,000.
  • Higher-valued single-family homes have sizes running from 1,507 to 1,845 square feet.
  • Lot measurements for upscale single-family houses around the area are 0.29 to 0.59 acres.
  • It’s important to know that not all houses in this region have air conditioning systems installed. The ones with AC cost around $210,000 to $291,000.
  • The architectural designs of homes are primarily one-story ranch-style properties.
  • Houses with pools have a starting price of $291,000.
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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is located near Republic, Missouri. The park can be accessed via a tour road with various stops and interpretive signs. It’s also accessible via State Highway Zz and Farm Road 182.

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Things to Do Near Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Bair's All-American Sports Grill

An expansive array of burgers, wraps, salads, and pub-style fare can be found at this regional chain.

Springfield Art Museum

As the city's oldest cultural institution, this museum features over 10,000 objects representing thousands of years of culture.

Chesterfield Family Center

This recreation center offers an array of activities, from dance and aerobic classes to yoga and Tai Chi, a climbing wall, swimming lessons, and more.

Moxie Cinema

This two-screen movie theater provides a unique platform to enjoy independent, classic, and international movies while contributing to a non-profit organization.


Schools near Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

School NameGradesAdmission
Sweeny ElementaryK - 5Public
Republic Middle School6 - 8Public
Billings Sr. High School9 - 12Public