• 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 for tours 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 begin July 7 and continue for two to three weeks.

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?

Ben McCulloch

Benjamin McCulloch, the overall Southern commander at Wilson's Creek, did not wear a uniform. He preferred to wear a suit of black velvet instead.