• 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).

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Springfield National Cemetery
1702 E. Seminole
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(417) 881-9499

History Museum for Springfield and Greene County
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Local History & Genealogy Department, Springfield-Greene County Public Library
4653 S. Campbell
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Springfield Conservation Nature Center
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Battle of Springfield (January 8, 1863) Driving Tour
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Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (Independence, Missouri)


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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?

Sterling Price

Sterling Price, commander of the Missouri State Guard, had already served as governor of Missouri, a member of Congress, and a U.S. Army brigadier general by the time of Wilson's Creek.