• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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    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.


    Tickets for the “Moonlight Tour” will go on sale on August 9, 2014. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Tickets are $7.00 per person. Tickets may be obtained in person at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time).

Event Details

  • 07/13/2013

    Location: Visitor Center Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free


Special Presentation: Missourians

Who Fought at Vicksburg

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is honored to present a talk on the significance of the Battle of Vicksburg to the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War.

National Park Service employee Mr. Daniel "Jake" Koch, Park Guide at Vicksburg National Military Park, is scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 13th, on "The Missourians who fought at the battle for Vicksburg."The presentation will held in the multi-purpose room located in the Visitor's Center.

According to Superintendent Hillmer, "The commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Vicksburg took place in May, this year, with great enthusiasm.Mr. Koch will bring that excitement as he talks about the significance, bravery, and sacrifice of the Missouri soldiers, who fought on both sides, in his presentation.Mr. Koch is an example of the next generation of park employees that will keep the spirit of the National Park Service alive for the next generation. Please mark your calendars to attend this special presentation at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield."

Mr. Koch is a graduate of Capital University, with a BS in History, and has a MS in History from East Tennessee State University.He and his wife live in Vicksburg, MS, where Jake has been stationed since graduating from ETSU.This presentation will discuss how the battle of Vicksburg was determined to be a turning point in the American Civil War over 150 years ago.