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Battle Of Athens State Historic Site

12378 Athens State Park Road, Revere, Missouri 63465 USA

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Battle of Athens Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the most northern battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 20, 2021

Google maps kept taking me to the wrong spot but thankful that I didn’t give up trying to find it. No one was here except one very kind worker. He spent time telling me a little of the history. Very well maintained.

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August 18, 2018
Rated 5.0

This is a small historic site very much off the beaten path, but if you've got a few hours to stretch your legs, very worthwhile stop. Rodney was our guide and he was outstanding, he knew a ton about the area, the buildings, its history back before the civil war all the way to present.

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July 20, 2017
Rated 5.0

I'm not into battle sites, but this was very nicely done. It is very quaint and peaceful and had a lot of detail about each building and site. It was in the middle of nowhere, but I really liked it.

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Battle Of Athens State Historic Site

12378 Athens State Park Road
Revere, Missouri
63465 USA


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  • Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fifty Amp
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  • Open Seasonally
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