Main House - Gray/Campbell FarmsteadOldest House in Springfield, Missouri
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 across the parking lot from the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. 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.
The Friends of the Garden website hosts a number of informative articles about the Gray/Campbell Farmstead. Visit them HERE. We also encourage you to visit the Gray/Campbell Farmstead Website.
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."