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 Saturday, November 8, 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 »
TOUR ROAD CLOSED FOR BLOODY HILL RUN
The battlefield Tour Road will close to all foot and vehicle traffic at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in order to prepare for the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation's "Bloody Hill Run" event. The road will reopen on Sunday, October 26.
"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 »
HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT
The Ray House will be closed intermittently through the fall of 2014 while a new roof is installed. We regret any inconvenience. Visitors may wish to call the Visitor Center at (417) 732-2662, ext. 227 to check on the status of the project.
The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and contains exhibits about the battle, a twenty-nine minute film, an eight-minute fiber optics map program and a bookstore. In compliance with ADA standards, assisted listening devices are available for use with the orientation film.
All park facilities are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
In addition to the Visitor Center, the Ray House is open periodically through the summer, with interpreters dressed in period clothing giving guided tours.
Did You Know?
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.