3 Old Independence Regional Museum
View exhibits on Native Americans, Civil War history, railroad and automotive industries and more.
380 S. 9th St., Batesville. 870-793-2121. Oirm.org.
5 Thomas Tunstall Family Graves
Monuments located at the north end of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Sulphur Rock mark the graves of the Arkansas pioneer and his family.
6 Historic Washington State Park
A 19th-century restoration village preserving Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. Interpretive programs and tours offered daily. Restaurant, re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums, and horse-drawn surrey rides are also on-site.
U.S. 278, Washington. 870-983-2684. Historicwashingtonstatepark.com.
7 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
One of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields. Walk the one-mile Battlefield Trail or take the five-mile driving tour. Arkansas’s largest battle re-enactment takes place here biennially in even-numbered years the first weekend in December.
U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 479-846-2990. Arkansasstateparks.com.
8 Arkansas Air Museum
Showcases Arkansas's aviation history through numerous displays of original artifacts and memorabilia from world-famous racing planes of the 20s and 30s to Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter. The hangar where the planes are housed is a former headquarters for aviator training in the 40s and is one of the few remaining WWII-era aircraft hangars.
U.S. 71 S. at Drake Field next to the Ozark Military Museum, Fayetteville. 479-521-4947. Arkairmuseum.org.
9 Ozark Military Museum
Military aircraft, vehicles and memorabilia.
U.S. 71 S. at Drake Field next to Arkansas Air Museum, Fayetteville. 479-587-1941. Ozarkmilitarymuseum.org.
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10 Pea Ridge National Military Park
One of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country. Offers a seven-mile, self-guided driving tour, 30-minute film, museum and bookstore. Features hiking, biking and horse trails on 4,300 acres.
15930 U.S. 62, 10 miles north of Rogers. 479-451-8122. Nps.gov/peri.
11 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Nestled in a two-acre, park-like setting, the museum offers exhibits, programs, special events and a research library on the Arkansas Ozarks. Includes seven historic buildings, a store and picnic tables. Free admission.
118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 479-750-8165. Springdaleark.org/shiloh.
12 Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park
The site of several skirmishes during the Civil War. Interpretive plaques along a walking trail detail the battle.
Two miles north of U.S. 62 to Ark. 341, St. Francis. 870-598-2667. Civilwarbuff.org.
13 Crowley’s Ridge State Park
Cabins, campgrounds, lakes, pavilions and trails.
Ark. 168 southwest of Paragould. 870-573-6751. Arkansasstateparks.com.
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14 Scott Plantation Settlement
Marker at Ashley’s Mill indicates the place where Confederate forces camped on September 7, 1863, when Union forces, advancing from Brownsville under Major General Frederick Steele, engaged the brigade of Confederate Colonel Robert C. Newton driving his troops west toward Little Rock.
Alexander Rd. off U.S. 165, Scott. 501-351-5737. Scottconnections.org.
15 Marlsgate Plantation
Restored Greek Revival plantation home. Open to groups and for special occasions.
Off U.S. 165 at Bearskin Lake. 2695 Bearskin Lake Rd., Scott. 501-961-1307.
16 MacArthur Museum of Military History
Located in the historic tower of the Old Arsenal, a National Historic Landmark, the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur in 1880. Now houses a museum of Arkansas’s military history from territorial days to present.
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock. 501-376-4602. Arkmilitaryheritage.com.
17 National Cemetery
More than 22,000 veterans from the Civil War to present are laid to rest here. The land was originally the site of a Union encampment during the Civil War.
2523 Confederate Blvd., Little Rock. 501-324-6401.
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18 Old State House Museum
Built in 1836, it is the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi and now serves as a museum of Arkansas history.
300 W. Markham, Little Rock. 501-324-9685. Oldstatehouse.com.
19 Arkansas Railroad Museum
Engine 819 and other rolling stock, railroad memorabilia and model trains on display. 1700 Port Rd., off U.S. 65-B, Pine Bluff. 870-535-8819. www.arrailroadmuseum.com.
20 Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum
Exhibits include Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and African-American history.
201 E. 4th St., Pine Bluff. 870-541-5402.
21 Jacksonport State Park
Features an 1872 courthouse with exhibits on local history and tours of the Mary Woods No. 2 river-boat, the White River’s last working paddlewheel boat. At press time, the Mary Woods No. 2 was being restored and closed to the public. Please call ahead for tour information.
Ark. 69 north of Newport. 870-523-2143. Arkansasstateparks.com.
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22 Jacksonville Military History Museum
Explores both the battlefield and the home front with exhibits covering the Civil War era to modern conflicts. Specific displays include the Civil War Battle of Reed’s Bridge and WWII-era artifacts, posters and the Mighty-Mite, the smallest jeep ever produced. 100 Veterans Cr., Jacksonville. 501-241-1943.
23 Lonoke County Museum
Displays county history including a diorama of the Civil War Battle of Brownsville.
215 S.E. Front St., Lonoke. 501-676-6750.
24 Confederate Cemetery
Historic cemetery on Crowley’s Ridge at the northern edge of Helena-West Helena. Burial place of Helena resident General Patrick Cleburne, known as the “Stonewall Jackson of the West.”
1801 Holly St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-7602.
25 Phillips County Museum
Houses Civil War artifacts and period paintings of the seven Civil War generals who came from Helena.
623 Pecan St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-7790. Phillipscountymuseum.org.
26 Nevada County Depot Museum
Restored 1911 railroad depot contains Civil War exhibits.
U.S. 67 S., Prescott. 870-887-5821.
27 McCollum-Chidester House
Built in 1847, served as Civil War headquarters for Union General Frederick Steele during the Red River Campaign.
926 Washington St., Camden. 870-836-9243.
28 Oakland Cemetery
Final resting place of 231 Confederate soldiers.
Adams Ave. and Maul Rd., Camden. 870-836-6426.
29 Visitors Center and Museum
Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia.
314 Adams Rd., Camden. 870-836-6426.
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30 White Oak Lake State Park
Interactive exhibits, Civil War memorabilia, campsites, hiking trails, marina, launch ramp and fishing pier.
Off Ark. 387 N.W., Camden. 870-685-2748.
31 Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks
Three state parks preserve battlefields of the Union Army’s failed Red River Campaign: Poison Spring (10 miles west of Camden on Ark. 76), Marks’ Mills (Ark. 97 and 8, southeast of Fordyce) and Jenkins’ Ferry (13 miles southeast of Sheridan on Ark. 46).
32 Grant County Museum/Heritage Village
Exhibits on the Union Army’s failed Red River Campaign and the nearby Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.
U.S. 270 and Ark. 46 S., Sheridan. 870-942-4496. Grantcountymuseumar.com.
33 Davidsonville Historic State Park
One of the state’s earliest outposts, Davidsonville faded away before the Civil War. Features a park with camping, lake and river fishing, trails, pavilions and playgrounds.
Ark. 166 S., near Pocahontas. 870-892-4708. Arkansasstateparks.com.
34 Overlook Park
Features a Civil War Memorial Walk where six markers interpret the role Pocahontas and Randolph County played in the Civil War, including the years when Pocahontas served as the headquarters for the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy.
Ark. 67, downtown Pocahontas. Seerandolphcounty.com.
35 The Headquarters House
Both Union and Confederate troops used this 1853 home as headquarters during the Civil War.
118 E. Dickson Street, Fayetteville. 479-521-2970. Washingtoncohistoricalsociety.org.
36 National Cemetery
Established in 1867 as the final resting place for Union soldiers killed in the region.
700 Government Ave., Fayetteville. 479-444-5051.
37 Bell’s Route Segment
Part of the old Memphis to Little Rock military road. Witnessed the removal of Creek and Chickasaw Indians in the early to mid-1830s. In the late fall of 1838, John Bell led a detachment of 650 Cherokee along this route.
Located at Village Creek State Park, Ark. 284 between Wynne and Forrest City. 870-238-9406.
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40 Lake Dardanelle State Park
Western Cherokee settled near here in the late 1700s. The Trail of Tears brought all five tribes through here by water or land. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. The lake includes the historic and modern channels of the Arkansas River, part of the water route of the Trail of Tears.
100 State Park Dr., Russellville. 479-967-5516. Arkansasstateparks.com.
41 Mount Nebo State Park
Scenic overlooks on the Arkansas River, the water route of the Trail of Tears. It also overlooks the area where the Western Cherokee settled in the late 1700s.
Ark. 155 four miles west of Dardanelle. 479-229-3655. Arkansasstateparks.com.
43 Museum of Native American History
View artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago. Exhibit rooms span five different time periods arranged in chronological order.
202 SW “O” St., Bentonville. 479-273-2456. Monah.us.
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