“[They] fought to the last with that kind of bravery desperation inspires…”
On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson ‘s army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land session of 23,000,000 acres to the United Sates and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson.Read More
Experience of Battle
Search the COLLECTIONS page for primary accounts of Horseshoe Bend and other battles of the Creek War.Read More
Check the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS calendar for living history demonstrations, the annual Battle Anniversary Commemoration and other special programs.Read More
Schedule a Program
Contact the park to arrange a program for group visits. Details can be found on the RANGER GUIDED programs page.Read More
Did You Know?
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is one of five dedicated ‘War of 1812’ parks in the NPS system. The others are Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial in Ohio, Chalmette Battlefield in Louisiana and River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Michigan. More...