Tickets now available for MOONLIGHT TOUR, CHILI AND PIE DINNER at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

parks_service.jpgSuperintendent T. John Hillmer announced tthat tickets for the battlefield’s popular "Moonlight Tour" will go on sale August 26, 2007. The tour will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007 between 6:30p.m. and 10:00p.m.  The tour will represent conditions after the battle on August 10, 1861.

In addition, a chili and pie supper sponsored by the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation will be available in the visitor center multi-purpose room between the hours of 6:00p.m. and 8:30p.m. on the evening of the Moonlight Tour. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield preserves the site of the first major battle of the Civil War in the West. The Confederate victory on August 10, 1861, focused national attention on the war in Missouri, and led to greater military action. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, at the intersection of Highway ZZ and Farm Road 182. To recieve more information, call (417) 732-2662, extension 227. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/wicr/