Tickets for the battlefield’s popular “Moonlight Tour” will go on sale Saturday, August 10, 2013. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 per person and proceeds are used to cover the cost of the program. The annual Moonlight Tour is a night time guided tour featuring four historic vignettes. Each scene will represent events from 1863 that had local and/or national significance. The various roles will be portrayed by park staff and local living history volunteers. As in previous years, each vignette is presented in a “ghosted” format meaning there is no direct interaction between the visitors and scene participants. This year’s tour will incorporate several scenes and will represent events associated with the Civil War in 1863—150 years ago.
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. FR 182, Republic, MO 65738 attention: “Moonlight Tour.
Please make checks payable to: “Eastern National.” Mailed ticket requests must be received by Friday, September 6, 2013 in order to be processed and returned via USPS mail service prior to the tour. Tours of 35 persons will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every 15 minutes until 10:00 p.m.
All visitors will be transported, via buses, from the visitor center to & from the Ray House. In addition, those taking the tour should be prepared to walk a total of ½ mile and dress appropriately. Due to the terrain strollers will not be allowed. No flash photography is allowed.