The best place to start your visit is at the Visitor Center, open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Restrooms, water fountains, exhibits, and bookstore are all located here. An information desk staffed by a National Park Service representative is available, as well as a bookstore operated by a non-profit education partner. Sales at the park bookstore directly contribute funds used for special events, education activities, and other programs that increase public understanding and engagement in the Horseshoe Bend story.
The park’s official orientation film is shown on request in the auditorium. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend is a 22 minute exploration of the events leading up to as well as the tragic day of March 27, 1813 when over 600 people died on the green fields just outside the Visitor Center. The film is also available on DVD at the park bookstore or from EN.
Check the Special Events listings for lectures, workshops, or other activities.
Did You Know?
The Red Sticks constructed an eight foot tall barricade consisting of four to five large pine logs stacked one on top of another. This barricade stretched 400 yards across the neck of the horseshoe bend in the Tallapoosa River. More...