• 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 Monday, September 29, 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 »

  • TICKETS FOR POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR STILL AVAILABLE

    Tickets for the Moonlight Tour are still available. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 between 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time). For more information, call 732-2662, ext. 227.

  • FALL HOURS OF OPERATION

    Fall hours of operation for Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Tour Road hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Visitor Center hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT

    The Ray House will be closed intermittently 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 be completed by September 15.

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?

Grave of Lorenzo D. Immell, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Five Medals of Honor were awarded for gallantry at Wilson's Creek, including one to Lorenzo Dow Immell of Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery (Totten's Battery).