• Elkhorn Tavern, Federal Provost Marshal Headquarters and Field Hospital Used by Both Armies

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

For Teachers

Students on a field trip learn how to load a cannon.


Pea Ridge National Military Park has a lot to offer the schools in our region. From short field trips to extensive all day affairs, the staff of Pea Ridge National Military Park will work with teachers to make history come alive.

School groups take self-guided tours of the 4,300 acre battlefield. Many students enjoy period-oriented gift shop items such as harmonicas and "game of graces." Our staff are available for demonstrations as well.

Please click on the Plan a Field Trip link to the left and fill out a Fee Waiver form. We cannot save a date for a field trip unless we have first received a Fee Waiver and it has been approved by the park superintendent. Fee Waiver forms must arrive and be approved at least two weeks prior to the visit.



Pea Ridge National Military Park now offers Traveling Trunks for educators to rent for two weeks. These trunks, one Union and one Confederate, contain reproduction items worn and carried by the common soldier during the early years of the American Civil War. Some items include uniform pieces such as trousers, coats and brogans (boots), as well as personal items such as playing cards, tin cups and candles. Each trunk contains the Thunder in the Ozarks The Battle of Pea Ridge DVD, a book of Civil War activities and other resources on the Battle of Pea Ridge and the Civil War in Arkansas. All items are the property of Pea Ridge National Military Park and the renter is responsible for all damaged and/or lost items. These trunks must be picked up and dropped off by the educator checking them out. We cannot mail traveling trunks. The trunks have separate schedules so there may only be one available at any time. Trunks are free to rent and available year round.

Click the Parks as Classrooms link to the left for more information and the reservation list.

Please call (479) 451 - 8122, ex. 228 for more information and to make your reservation today!

Did You Know?

Morgan's Woods

Morgan’s Woods is the location of Confederate retreat after a collision of armies. Afterwards, a surgeon from the Leetown hospital remarked that for 200 yards in front of White’s position in Morgan’s Woods, not a tree, bush, or sapling was unmarked by the firing of cannon, canister, or shell.