• 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 »

  • 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 »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 08/09/2014, 08/10/2014

    Location: Visitor Center and Tour Road Stop Number 5 | Map Fee Information: Free (August 10 only) Contact Name: John Sutton Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 417-732-2662, ext. 225

A variety of programs will highlight the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek on  August 9-10, 2014.

On Sunday, August 10, the anniversary program will begin at  2 p.m. Entrance fees for August 10 will be waived.

On Saturday, living history programs will be presented at Tour Stop 5 depicting the various Southern troops that fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.  “Generals McCulloch and Price forged a coalition army consisting of Confederate troops from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, Arkansas state forces and the Missouri State Guard in order to oppose General Lyon’s Federal troops," remarked Chief Park Ranger John Sutton.  “The purpose of these programs is to relate the soldier’s combat experience during the battle to the visitor.”

Artillery demonstrations will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the hour.   Infantry demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.