Trail of Tears Places in the Area

 1  Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park
Housed in a century-old log cabin; depicts rural life in the late 1800s. Features a park with three pavilions, barbecue pits, playground and RV hook-ups. Ark. 328 W., Maynard. 870-647-2701. Seerandolphcounty.com.

Arkansas Air Museum  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. Back To Top

Pea Ridge National Military Park  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.




Shiloh Museum of Ozark History  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.




 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. Back To Top

MacArthur Museum of Military History  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.

 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.

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum  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.







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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.
Jaxmilitarymuseum.org.

 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.

Confederate Cemetery  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.






Phillips County Museum  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.





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 29  Visitors Center and Museum
Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia.
314 Adams Rd., Camden. 870-836-6426.

The Headquarters House  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.







National Cemetery  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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 38  Delta Cultural Center
Helena witnessed the forced migration of thousands of Cherokee along the “water route” to Indian Territory during the summer of 1838. Exhibits interpret the Indian removal period.
Cherry and Missouri St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-4350. Deltaculturalcenter.com.

 39  North Shore Riverwalk
Located in the immediate vicinity of a large number of land and water migration routes in the 1830s and 1840s. Interpretive panels commemorate the Trail of Tears. Located on the north bank of the Arkansas River between the Main St. Bridge and I-30 Bridge, North Little Rock. 501-758-1424.

 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
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.


 42  Blue Spring Heritage Center
Blue Spring was a stop along the Trail of Tears. View historic film, stroll the garden paths and visit the bluff shelter on the National Register. U.S. 62 W., Eureka Springs. 479-253-9244. Bluespringheritage.com.

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 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.

 44  Fort Smith National Historic Site
Exhibits on the Trail of Tears, army at Fort Smith (1817-1871) and the federal court for the Western District of Arkansas. Includes “Hangin’ Judge” Isaac C. Parker’s courtroom, a re-creation of the 1886 gallows and the “Hell on the Border” jail. 3rd and Garland, Fort Smith. 479-783-3961. Nps.gov/fosm.

National Cemetery  45  Rogers Historical Museum
Features a downtown of yesteryear exhibit on “First Street,” hands-on display in “The Attic” and tour of the 1895 Hawkins House.
322 S. 2nd St., Rogers. 479-621-1154.

Museum of Native American History Fort Smith National Historic Site Rogers Historical Museum Blue Spring Heritage Center Lake Dardanelle State Park Phillips County Museum Delta Cultural Center Marlsgate Plantation Lonoke County Museum Jacksonville Military History Museum Mount Nebo State Park Old State House Museum National Cemetery MacArthur Museum of Military History Scott Plantation Settlement Confederate Cemetery Image Map Museum of Native American History Pea Ridge National Military Park Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park The Headquarters House Arkansas Air Museum Ozark Military Museum National Cemetery Lake Dardanelle State Park Mount Nebo State Park Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park Crowley’s Ridge State Park Overlook Park Davidsonville Historic State Park Thomas Tunstall Family Graves Jacksonport State Park Old Independence Regional Museum Bell’s Route Segment Confederate Cemetery Phillips County Museum Jacksonville Military History Museum Lonoke County Museum Marlsgate Plantation Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Old State House Museum Arkansas Railroad Museum Grant County Museum/Heritage Village Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks National Cemetery Scott Plantation Settlement MacArthur Museum of Military History Visitors Center and Museum Oakland Cemetery Nevada County Depot Museum Historic Washington State Park White Oak Lake State Park McCollum-Chidester House Prairie Grove Campaign Pea Ridge Campaign Little Rock Campaign Attack on Pine Bluff Confederate Approaches to Helena Camden Expedition Price's Raid Cabell's Route to Fayetteville Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park Overlook Park Ozark Folk Center Old State House Museum Lonoke County Museum Davidsonville Historic State Park Historic Washington State Park Jacksonville Military History Museum Jacksonport State Park Old Independence Regional Museum Thomas Tunstall Family Graves Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park Bell’s Route Segment Confederate Cemetery Phillips County Museum Pea Ridge National Military Park Rogers Historical Museum Delta Cultural Center Lake Dardanelle State Park Mount Nebo State Park Lonoke County Museum Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Fort Smith National Historic Site North Shore Riverwalk Jacksonville Military History Museum MacArthur Museum of Military History Marlsgate Plantation Old State House Museum National Cemetery Scott Plantation Settlement Blue Spring Heritage Center National Cemetery The Headquarters House Ozark Military Museum Arkansas Air Museum Rogers Historical Museum