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Wilson’s Creek 19th Annual Memorial Luminary Tour
November 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is pleased to invite the public to the 19th annual Memorial Luminary Tour on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in the evening. This free event commemorates the 2,539 casualties suffered at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861.
Over 2,500 luminaries will be placed on the battlefield at three locations of concentrated casualties. Buses will transport visitors throughout the battlefield to listen to the stories of individual soldiers who offered up their lives. Visitors will leave with a personal connection and a deeper appreciation of the sacrifices made on this battlefield.
Reservations are required for each tour. The event is free, but you must have a timed reservation to board the bus. Tours are scheduled every 20 minutes from 5:40 pm to 9:40 pm. Each tour will last one hour.Reservations can be made starting Saturday, November 4, at 8:00 a.m. over the phone at 417-732-2662 or in person at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center during regular operating hours, seven days a week, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.