• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • 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 Monday, September 29, 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 »

  • 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.

  • "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 »

Nearby Attractions

Related Sites in Springfield

Springfield National Cemetery
1702 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 881-9499

History Museum for Springfield and Greene County
830 Boonville
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 864-1976

Local History & Genealogy Department, Springfield-Greene County Public Library
4653 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO 65810
(417) 874-8120, ext. 128

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4600 S. Chrisman
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 888-4237

Battle of Springfield (January 8, 1863) Driving Tour
Downtown

Nearby National Parks

Arkansas Post National Monument (Gilett, Arkansas)

Fort Smith National Historic Site (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Pea Ridge National Military Park (Pea Ridge, Arkansas)

Fort Scott National Historic Site (Fort Scott, Kansas)

George Washington Carver National Monument (Diamond, Missouri)

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/
Gateway Arch
(St. Louis, Missouri)

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (Saint Louis, Missouri)

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (Independence, Missouri)


Missouri State Parks

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site (Carthage, Missouri)

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site (Ash Grove, Missouri)

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site (Lexington, Missouri)

Fort Davidson State Historic Site (Pilot Knob, Missouri)

Battle of Athens State Historic Site (Revere, Missouri)


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?

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.