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.
TICKETS FOR POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 9
Tickets for the “Moonlight Tour” will go on sale on August 9, 2014. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Tickets are $7.00 per person. Tickets may be obtained in person at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time).
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?
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.