Horse Trail Closures
A section of the horse trail is CLOSED due to contract work. Contact park staff for more information.
Closure of Detached Area/Stop #11
Until further notice, Stop 11, also known as the Detached Area, is closed due to weather damage.
The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union
On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.Read More
Did Your Ancestor Fight for the North or South?
The National Park Service has developed a great tool listing millions of soldiers both North and South. Try it and discover your family's history!Read More
Weather at Pea Ridge
For the current weather conditions and the forecast check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA website).Read More
The Battle of Pea Ridge
Under History & Culture, you can find the Order of Battle, diary excerpts and more information on the major commanders of both armies.Read More
Did You Know?
Pea Ridge was the only major Civil War battle in which Indian troops participated. Almost 1,000 Cherokee made up two Confederate regiments, with Cherokee Stand Watie as their Colonel. The Indian Brigade joined McCulloch’s division.