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.
TICKETS FOR POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 9
Tickets for the “Moonlight Tour” will go on sale on August 9, 2014. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Tickets are $7.00 per person. Tickets may be obtained in person at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time).
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
A team of professionals at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield formed a partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation to create a virtual museum and photo album. The digitized collection of over 800 Civil War-era artifacts, including letters, maps, diaries, weapons, flags, uniforms and photographs document military and civilian activities in the Trans-Mississippi Region during the period of 1854-1865. Read more
Did You Know?
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.