The Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861 was the second major battle of the Civil War, and the first fought west of the Mississippi River. The engagement placed Missouri in the middle of the national conflict and brought the state to national attention with the death of the first Union general, Nathaniel Lyon. The battle and the well-preserved battlefield mark an important but painful milestone in Missouri and U.S. history. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield features a 5-mile self-guided driving tour, walking trails to key battle sites, and the historic Ray House. The newly renovated Visitor Center and Museum features a collection of artifacts considered to be one of the finest public held museum collections representing the Trans- Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.
This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.
All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
Print out or download the pass on your mobile device in advance of your visit. Connectivity may be limited, and the pass must be available to show at all times when visiting Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
The visitor center is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st.