506 E Douglas, Prairie Grove AR 72753
By the winter of 1862 Confederates had managed to regain some strength even though most of their regular soldiers were called east following the Battle of Pea Ridge in March. This new Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi met the main Union army operating in Northwest Arkansas Dec 7, 1862. The Battle at Prairie Grove was a standoff, but the Confederates were forced to withdraw due to lack of supplies and ammunition, giving the Union a strategic victory here. A self-guided driving tour, walking trails and a museum in this 750-acre park describe the fighting here.
Park open 8 am until one hour after sunset. Museum/visitor center open 8 am-5 pm daily. Info center with exhibits is free. Guided tour of historic buildings is $5/adult.
Arkansas Post National Monument • Fort Curtis/Helena Civil War • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History • Pea Ridge National Military Park • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park • Red River Campaign state parks • Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park / Little Rock Campaign