• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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    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.


    Tickets for the Moonlight Tour are still available. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 between 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time). For more information, call 732-2662, ext. 227.


    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.

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Springfield National Cemetery
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Local History & Genealogy Department, Springfield-Greene County Public Library
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Area Information

Information on the Springfield area can be found at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting:

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau
3315 E. Battlefield Road
Springfield MO 65804-4048
(417) 881-5300 or toll-free 1-800-678-8767

Local Partners & Information Resources

Republic Chamber of Commerce

Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks

Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Did You Know?

Nathaniel Lyon

Following his death at Wilson's Creek, Nathaniel Lyon's body was carried on an elaborate funeral train back to Connecticut. The train made stops in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York and Hartford, and thousands turned out to view his casket.