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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

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    A section of the Horse Trail is CLOSED. Contact park staff for more information.


    A short section of the Hiking Trails is CLOSED. Please contact park staff for more information.

Self Guided

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?

Medal of Honor

There were four Medal of Honor recipients in the Battle of Pea Ridge: Private Albert Power, Captain William P. Black, Colonel Eugene A. Carr, and Colonel Francis J. Herron.