• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Accessibility

A large print version of the official map and guide is on the Brochures page.

National Park Service areas along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, including Arkansas Post National Memorial, Fort Smith National Historic Site, and Pea Ridge National Military Park, generally meet accessibility standards for people with disabilities.

However, because of the varied nature and rural character of the many certified sites making up the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, it is best that you inquire locally about accessibility when contacting specific sites for visitation information.

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.