The Gray/Campbell Farmstead is the oldest house in Springfield, Missouri. It is Located in Nathanael Greene Park at 2400 South Scenic on the southwest side of Springfield and is adjacent to the Botanical Center, Gardens and Arboretum at Close Memorial Park. In addition to the oldest house in Springfield (circa 1856) the Farmstead boasts a log kitchen, a two crib barn, and a log granary. The house was built by James Price Gray and was later sold to his brother-in law, John Polk Campbell, nephew and name-sake of the founder of the city of Springfield. The house was occupied by the Campbell family from 1865 until the 1950's and was moved to Nathanael Greene Park in 1984 when the Kansas and James River Expressways were constructed.
Friends of the Garden Member Hiltrud "Sam" Webber recently spent a couple of joyful and educational hours with Betty Jane Turner, Dorothy (Dottie) Dillard, Angelica Long (and mother’s helper, daughter Savannah Long), Ryan Brown and Earl Viets, volunteers of the Gray/Campbell Farmstead, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, Missouri. These four volunteers graciously consented to an interview about the 5th grade program on the farmstead while awaiting the arrival of students, teachers and parents.
Watch a slide show of three girls' experiences at Nathanael Greene Park and The Gray/Campbell Farmstead.
Donald Richard Mobley, D.V.M., devoted son, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Tuesday,October 5, 2010, at the age of 78.
The Gray/Campbell Farmstead is a Friends of the Garden Partner.
The Gray-Campbell Farmstead is a not-for-profit historic site dedicated to teaching younger generations about life in the 1860's.
The Farmstead is open Sundays in April and October, Saturdays and Sundays in May through September, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM and for longer hours during annual events, such as the 1860's Lifestyle Exposition.
Membership in the Gray-Campbell Farmstead Association is vital to ensure this treasure is maintained and available to future generations. If you would like to become a member, please download and fill out the membership application below.
If you would like to schedule a tour of the Farmstead for your group or organization, please contact: Michelle Atkinson.
For more information, please visit the Gray-Campbell Farmstead Website.
Use this link to download a Gray-Campbell Farmstead Association Membership Application. Gray-Campbell Membership Application (302.77 kB)
Friends of the Garden, Inc. PO Box 8566 Springfield, MO 65801 417.891.1515 | EMAIL
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."