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 »
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?
Captain James Totten's Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery dueled with Captain William Woodruff's Pulaski Battery during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Ironically, before the war James Totten had helped the members of Woodruff's Battery with their artillery training.