• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • CONSTRUCTION ON INTERSTATE 44 AT EXIT 70

    Route MM is closed at Exit 70. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled at Exit 70 from Friday, August 8, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014. Visitors should exit I-44 at Highway 360 (exit 69), then exit 360 at MM Highway and continue south to US Highway 60. More »

  • TICKETS FOR POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR STILL AVAILABLE

    Tickets for the Moonlight Tour are still available. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 between 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time). For more information, call 732-2662, ext. 227.

  • FALL HOURS OF OPERATION

    Fall hours of operation for Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Tour Road hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Visitor Center hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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.

  • "CAMPAIGNS & POLITICS: THE CIVIL WAR IN 1864" LECTURE SERIES

    The National Park Service and the Springfield Library continue their observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a series of programs focusing on 1864. Open the current issue of "Bookends" Magazine (pdf file) in the link for a full schedule. More »

Directions

Note: For those visitors using GPS devices, the battlefield's physical address is 6424 West Farm Road 182, Republic, Missouri.

By Plane

Springfield is serviced by the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport.


CONSTRUCTION ON INTERSTATE 44 AT EXIT 70

Route MM is closed at Exit 70. 'Bridge Reconstruction' is scheduled at Exit 70 from Friday, August 8, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014. Visitors should exit I-44 at Highway 360 (exit 69), then exit 360 at MM Highway and continue south to US Highway 60.




By Car

From I-44: exit at Exit #70 (Missouri Highway MM). Continue south to U.S. Highway 60 (traffic light). Proceed through the intersection. MM changes to Missouri Highway M. Continue 1/2 mile to Missouri Highway ZZ, where you will find a traffic light and Republic High School. Turn right on ZZ. Continue south 1 and 1/2 miles to Farm Road 182 (Elm Street). Turn left; the entrance to the battlefield is on the right.

From U.S. Highway 65 (north of Springfield): exit on James River Expressway (U.S. Highway 60). Continue west on James River Expressway PAST the Missouri Highway FF/Battlefield exit. Take the U.S. Highway 60 (Republic) exit. Turn left (south) on U.S. Highway 60. Continue 2 miles to Missouri Highway M and turn left. Continue east on Highway M for 1/2 mile. Turn right at the traffic light onto Missouri Highway ZZ and travel 1 and 1/2 mile to Farm Road 182 (Elm Street). Turn left; the entrance to the battlefield is on the right.

From U.S. Highway 65 (south of Springfield, Branson and the lakes area): turn left on Missouri Highway 14 at Ozark. Continue west on Highway 14 through the town of Nixa to Missouri Highway ZZ. Follow ZZ north to Farm Road 182 (Elm Street). Turn right; the entrance to the battlefield is on the right.

From Missouri Highway 13: note that Highway 13 becomes Kansas Expressway upon entering Springfield. Follow Kansas Expressway south to U.S. Highway 60 (W. Sunshine). At the intersection turn right on U.S. Highway 60. Continue west and south on Highway 60 to the Missouri Highway MM/M intersection. Turn left on Highway M. Continue 1/2 mile to Missouri Highway ZZ and turn right at the traffic light. Continue south 1 and 1/2 miles to Farm Road 182 (Elm Street). Turn left; the entrance to the battlefield is on the right.



By Public Transportation


Limousine and taxi service is available from Springfield. Springfield is also serviced by the Greyhound bus line.



Do you plan to travel to the battlefield in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.

Did You Know?

Nathaniel Lyon

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.