• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • CONSTRUCTION ON INTERSTATE 44 AT EXIT 70

    Route MM is closed at Exit 70. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled at Exit 70 from Friday, August 8, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014. Visitors should exit I-44 at Highway 360 (exit 69), then exit 360 at MM Highway and continue south to US Highway 60. More »

  • HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT

    The Ray House will be closed intermittently through the fall of 2014 while a new roof is installed. We regret any inconvenience. Visitors may wish to call the Visitor Center at (417) 732-2662, ext. 227 to check on the status of the project.

  • "CAMPAIGNS & POLITICS: THE CIVIL WAR IN 1864" LECTURE SERIES

    The National Park Service and the Springfield Library continue their observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a series of programs focusing on 1864. Open the current issue of "Bookends" Magazine (pdf file) in the link for a full schedule. More »

For Teachers

Musket firing demonstration
Musket firing demonstration
NPS Photo
 

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield offers a variety of educational opportunities for schools to participate in, ranging from field trips to the park, to park ranger visits to the classroom. All programs are designed to provide opportunity for students to experience firsthand the unique resources available at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

Schools are welcome to visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield at any time throughout the year. However, special educational programs along the tour road are available only during the months of April and May. Teacher curriculum guides as well as activity, and resource information sheets are available for download at any time and may be helpful during a self-guided visit.

Teachers planning a visit to the battlefield need to make a reservation by calling the Park at 417-732-2662 and asking for the Education Coordinator. No e-mail requests please. Reservations for a spring visit may be made any time after October 1st.

 

Did You Know?

Lyon

The traditional site of General Lyon's death was marked by a pile of stones soon after the battle, and quickly became a tourist attraction and historic site.