• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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    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 three to four weeks.

Indoor Activities

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.

An excellent Civil War research library is open to visitors from Tuesday through Saturday.

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?

Position of Totten's Battery on Bloody Hill

Captain James Totten's Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery dueled with Captain William Woodruff's Pulaski Battery during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Ironically, before the war James Totten had helped the members of Woodruff's Battery with their artillery training.