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 »
07/13/2013Location: 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.