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 »
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.
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.
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.
"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 »
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.
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:
You may also want to have a look at the latest issue of the "Volunteer Wire" (the Wilson's Creek NB volunteer newsletter):
The Volunteer Application may be found by clicking here.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
Most members of the Missouri State Guard fought in civilian clothes rather than military uniforms at Wilson's Creek.