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 three to four weeks.
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?
The term "brother against brother" is often used to describe the Civil War, but at Wilson's Creek it was literally true. Both Joseph Shelby (Missouri State Guard) and his stepbrother Cary Gratz (1st Missouri Infantry, U.S.) fought on Bloody Hill. Gratz was killed during the battle.