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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

Early Close Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Date: November 20, 2012

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the visitor center at Pea Ridge NMP will close at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The visitor center will also be closed Thanksgiving day. The park tour road and trails will remain open both days so visitors may still visit the park from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Brochures will be available at the front door. The visitor center will re-open on Friday, November 23 at 8:30 AM.

Did You Know?

General Earl Van Dorn, of the Confederate army

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.