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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

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  • HORSE TRAIL CLOSURE

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

  • HIKING TRAIL CLOSURE

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

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November 01, 2013
Pea Ridge National Military Park Announces Fee Free Weekend in Honor of Veteran's Day
The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day by waiving entrance fees in all National Parks November 9-11, 2013. 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 our country. Please help us in honoring our veterans.

October 29, 2013
Prescribed Burns Fall/Winter 2013-1014
Pea Ridge National Military Park is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations sometime during the months of November 2013 through April 2014, subject to weather conditions falling within the parameters of prescribed fire prescriptions. To assure visitor safety, some areas inside the park and trails may be closed while fire operations are taking place and for a short period after completion.

March 11, 2013
Reduced Hours and Services Due to Budget Cuts at Pea Ridge National Military Park
The public should be prepared for reduced hours and services provided by Pea Ridge National Military Park due to budget cuts. "We want to inform the public of these potential impacts,” states Superintendent John Scott.

March 01, 2013
Pea Ridge National Military Park Announces Change in Hours of Operation
Due to mandatory 5% budget cuts, Pea Ridge National Military Park will be open from 8 AM until 5PM every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day beginning March 1, 2013. The park visitor center will be open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM those same days. Further cuts may be necessary to fulfill the parks budget obligations in the future. Visitor should check our website www.nps.gov/peri or call (479)-451-8122 to ensure that other services or operations are still available.

February 27, 2013
Pea Ridge National Military Park Tourism Creates $6,047,000 in Local Economic Benefit
Pea Ridge National Military Park Tourism Creates $6,047,000 in Local Economic Benefit Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide

Did You Know?

A painting by H. Wilson indicates the store was on the east side of Wire Rd., but until recently a stone foundation stood on the west side.

Pratt’s Store was Curtis’ headquarters, a strategic spot at the junction of Wire Road and the Leetown battlefield. It is uncertain as to whether the original store was on the east or west side of the road.