VA TO BURY UNKNOWN CIVIL WAR SOLDIER AT SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY
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TO INCREASE ENTRANCE FEES
The fee increase was approved in March 2015, after a period of public comment during the winter of 2014-2015. The change is consistent with other National Parks with similar resources and visitor experiences. A reciprocal agreement between Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwest Arkansas was approved. Visitors can visit both sites with a valid receipt from either park within seven days.
Revenues will be kept at the park to be used for projects having a direct visitor benefit. Examples of past projects include the new visitor center exhibits featuring objects and photographs from the park collections, informational displays on the Bloody Hill Trail, and cannons to be placed at historic artillery locations throughout the battlefield.
"We hope the rate increase will be embraced by park visitors for the benefit of the battlefield," remarked Superintendent T. John Hillmer, Jr. "Even with the in with the increase, Wilson's Creek is still a great value compared to other attractions in the area."
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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
The Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation and Wide Awake Films of Kansas City have produced a new 29-minute interpretive film about the August 1861 campaign. The film is currently being shown in the Visitor Center. An extended version is now available for purchase. Photos from the filming may be seen by clicking here.