• 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 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 POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 9

    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).

Operating Hours & Seasons

Daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The battlefield closes at Noon on Christmas Eve (December 24).


Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Park (Tour Road) hours change according to season. The 2014 Tour Road hours schedule is given below:

January 1-April 5
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 6-May 23
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

May 24-September 1
8 a.m.-9 p.m.

September 2-October 25
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 26-December 31
8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Tour Road hours signs are located at the front gate, on the arm of the Tour Toad entrance gate, and next to the Tour Road entrance gate.


Did You Know?

Joseph Shelby

The term "brother against brother" is often used to describe the Civil War, but at Wilson's Creek it was literally true. Both Joseph Shelby (Missouri State Guard) and his stepbrother Cary Gratz (1st Missouri Infantry, U.S.) fought on Bloody Hill. Gratz was killed during the battle.