• 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 Saturday, November 8, 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 »

  • TOUR ROAD CLOSED FOR BLOODY HILL RUN

    The battlefield Tour Road will close to all foot and vehicle traffic at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in order to prepare for the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation's "Bloody Hill Run" event. The road will reopen on Sunday, October 26.

  • "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 »

  • 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.

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).