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    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

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Pea Ridge National Military Park Announces Change in Hours of Operation

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Date: March 1, 2013

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 cut 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.

Did You Know?

Stand Watie, Cherokee General at the Battle of Pea Ridge

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.