• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT

    The Ray House will be closed for tours while a new cedar shake roof is installed. We regret the inconvenience, but the work is necessary for the preservation of the structure. The work is scheduled to begin July 7 and continue for two to three weeks.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger booklet

Junior Ranger Booklet

National Park Service

Junior Ranger Booklet
(available at the Visitor Center)

Separate activities are available for children ages 4-7 and 8-12.
Upon successful completion of the booklet's activities, children are awarded a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.

Did You Know?

Nathaniel Lyon

Following his death at Wilson's Creek, Nathaniel Lyon's body was carried on an elaborate funeral train back to Connecticut. The train made stops in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York and Hartford, and thousands turned out to view his casket.