• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • FALL HOURS OF OPERATION

    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 POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR STILL AVAILABLE

    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.

  • 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.

Volunteer

Volunteers in Parks

Volunteers at Wilson's Creek assist the National Park Service in a variety of ways.

Living history volunteers present small arms and artillery demonstrations and give tours of the historic Ray House in reproduction period clothing.

Interpretation volunteers lead tours of Bloody Hill, the Ray House and caravan tours of the battlefield in modern clothing. They also give map program and film introductions and provide information to park visitors.

Resource Management volunteers work with the photograph, slide, museum and library collections. They also help with the restoration effort by collecting plant samples, compiling computer data, and assisting with controlled "burns" of landscape restoration areas.

Other volunteers provide support to the Administration and Maintenance Divisions of the park.

For further information on the Volunteers-in-Parks program at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, contact the park volunteer coordinator:

Billie Aschwege
Park Ranger
6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 732-2662, ext. 389

You may also want to have a look at the latest issue of the "Volunteer Wire" (the Wilson's Creek NB volunteer newsletter):

July 2014

The Volunteer Application may be found by clicking here.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Grave of Lorenzo D. Immell, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Five Medals of Honor were awarded for gallantry at Wilson's Creek, including one to Lorenzo Dow Immell of Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery (Totten's Battery).