Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Moonlight Tour Tickets on Sale

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/27 2014 08:35PM

Updated 08/27 2014 08:50PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tickets are on sale for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Moonlight Tour on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The tour will be held between 7-10 p.m. and tickets are $7 per person.  Proceeds are used to cover the cost of the program.

Tours of 24-person groups will be given starting at 7 p.m. and will continue every 15 minutes until 10 p.m.

Attendees will be transported via buses from the visitor center to and from the tour site.  Those taking the tour are asked to be prepared to walk about a half of a mile and dress appropriately.  Because of the terrain, strollers will not be allowed.  No flash photography is allowed.

This year's tour will be located at the John Ray House and will incorporate several scenes associated with the Civil War in 1864-150 years ago.

Each scene will represent events from 1864 that had local and/or national significance. Characters will be portrayed by park staff and local living history volunteers.

Like previous years, each scene is presented in a "ghosted" format, meaning there is no direct interaction between the visitors and scene participants.

A statement from the battlefield says the event is usually a sell out and visitors are encouraged to buy their tickets early.

Tickets may be obtained in person at the battlefield Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time). The mailing address is Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, 6424 W. Farm Road 182, Republic, Missouri 65738, attention Moonlight Tour. Please make checks payable to Eastern National. 

Mailed ticket requests must be received by Friday, Sept. 5 in order to be processed and returned via USPS mail service before to the tour.

The tour road will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 in order to prepare for the tour.


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