Pea Ridge National Military Park announces fee free weekend in honor of Veterans Day
The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day by waiving entrance fees in all National Parks November 10-12, 2012. As a unit of the National Park Service, Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of the most well preserved Civil War battlefields in the US and is a perfect place to pay tribute to the men and women who have served or are currently serving their country. Please help us in honoring our veterans.
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri.The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on US Highway 62.
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.