In honor of the service and sacrifices of veterans, Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis has announced that all national park units will waive entrance fees on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, including Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
Wilson’s Creek NB has always encouraged our active duty and veteran military personnel to visit the battlefield. According to Supt Hillmer, “Military staff rides have occurred at the battlefield for decades. They study the topography, the weapons and command decisions on their visits. Their next deployment is usually overseas to defend our country.”
Active duty military personnel are also encouraged to obtain a free Military Pass to the national parks and public lands. The pass is available at the Wilson’s Creek visitor center and is valid for one year. Military personnel must show their military identification to receive the pass.