An evening tour of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will be offered on Veteran’s Day. Visitors will be able to tour the Ray House which was used as a hospital following the battle. Visitors can hike the Bloody Hill Trail where much of the battle took place. Visitors can also view artillery firing demonstrations.
Tours of 35 persons will depart the visitor center every fifteen minutes between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center beginning Saturday, October 21.
Visitors taking the tour should be prepared to walk a total of one mile on trail surfaces. Due to the terrain strollers will not be allowed and visitors should wear appropriate clothing. Persons needing mobility assistance should contact the visitor center.
Administered by the National Park Service, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield preserves the site of the first major engagement of the Civil War in the West. The site is considered to be one of the best-preserved battlefields in the National Park System. The battlefield is located 10-miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, at the intersection of Highway ZZ and Farm Road 182.