• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • 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.

Virtual Tour

Front Gate Sign
Our virtual tour allows you to preview what the battlefield has to offer and will make your visit to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield a more meaningful experience.
Our virtual tour includes:
  • An 8-stop self-guided auto tour
  • A museum with over 5,000 artifacts associated with the Civil War west of the Mississippi
  • The Hulston Library with over 7,000 books
  • The Wilson’s Creek Visitor Center and bookstore

Click here to begin your tour

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.