All field trips to Pea Ridge NMP are currently self guided. We offer ranger programs at the Visitor Center as well as volunteer/ranger programs at the Elkhorn Tavern. The ranger programs are given on request, and the Elkhorn Tavern program is typically standard. A typical field trip consists of watching the half hour orientation film in the Visitor Center, going through the museum either with a scavenger hunt provided by the park or on the students own, seeing a ranger program (on request) and then taking the self-guided 7-mile drive around the battlefield.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Visitor Center Interpretation staff.
Did You Know?
When Confederate General Van Dorn heard news that Curtis pushed Price out of Missouri, he set out to take personal charge of an attack on Curtis, along with Price and McCulloch. He arrived at Price’s headquarters in an ambulance, braving a severe illness resulting from falling into an icy stream.