• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • HORSE TRAILS CLOSED

    Due to recent heavy rains, all of the battlefield's horse trails will be closed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience.

  • 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 »

Permits

Special Use Fees

Special Use Permits are necessary for the following uses of the battlefield:

Use of the Group Picnic Area
Commercial Filming and Photography
Weddings
Freedom of Speech and First Amendment Activities

If your planned activity does not fall within these categories, or for information about permits, call (417) 732-2662, ext. 225, or contact:

Chief Ranger
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 732-2662, ext. 225



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Did You Know?

Missouri State Guardsmen

Most members of the Missouri State Guard fought in civilian clothes rather than military uniforms at Wilson's Creek.