History programs will be Saturday, August 11, 2018.



In honor of the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, the park will present living history demonstrations of infantry and artillery programs on August 11th.

Activities are scheduled to occur at Tour Road Stop 5 and will include:

Cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, August 11th at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.and infantry firing and drill by the 11th Missouri Infantry at 11 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3 p.m.

This program provides the opportunity to present living history programs about infantry and artillery participants in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.  “The staff and volunteers will be educating our visitors on the importance of military concepts,” according to Supt Hillmer.  “This is an excellent time to be present and listen, watch and ask questions, you might have, directly to the volunteers/staff dressed in period clothing of the 1860’s.”

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 the best-preserved battlefield 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.  More information can be obtained by calling the Visitor Center.