• 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?

Position of Totten's Battery on Bloody Hill

Captain James Totten's Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery dueled with Captain William Woodruff's Pulaski Battery during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Ironically, before the war James Totten had helped the members of Woodruff's Battery with their artillery training.