Battle of Carthage State Historic Site, Carthage

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is a state-owned property located in the city of Carthage, Missouri. The 7.4-acre (3.0 ha) site preserves one of the skirmish sites of the Battle of Carthage which took place in 1861 as one of the first battles of the American Civil War. The site was acquired by the state in 1990 and is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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  • Did we miss something??? Perhaps a plaque stating when this battle happened or its significance? All we saw was a small park.  more »
  • This small park has a couple of picnic tables, an informational kiosk and lots of area to walk around in. If you're a Civil War buff, you'll enjoy reading about the battle. The spring is still there.....  more »
  • Took my daughter and grandkids from Enid OK there and they loved it. My son-in-law was curious bout the history and the kids ran and played. Nice place for picnic.
  • Beautiful prairie by the stream, but anti-climactic compared to other Civil War sites in the region (Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, etc.). The Museum in town is worth a visit! We just happened to be there at the same time as the great grandson of Cpt. John R Andrews. Aside from them looking identical, the swords (Battle of1812) and letters from his original journal that Captain Andrews wrote home about are invaluable to historic sites. Eat at the Deli and visit the Antique Mall on the square before you leave.
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