Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Announces Free Holiday and Weekend Ranger Programs

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News Release Date: December 8, 2017

Contact: Stacy Speas, 256.234.7111

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park invites the public to visit their national park this fall and winter for new public programming. “Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Horseshoe Bend. The leaves are changing, the weather is mild, and the solitude of the park provides space for reflection,” said Superintendent Barbara Tagger. “We hope the public will visit the park on weekends to learn more about the legacies of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Also, visitors are invited to experience a rare opportunity to see the park at night during our Holiday Open House.”

On Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. this fall and winter join a park ranger at the Horseshoe Bend Visitor Center for “Causes and Consequences: The Battle of Horseshoe Bend.” This 20-30 minute talk will be followed by an optional ranger –led walk to the battlefield. The talk will take place rain or shine. The walk to the battlefield is weather and staffing dependent.

On December 9, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Horseshoe Bend will host a Holiday Open House. This is a rare opportunity to see the park after dark, and enjoy the beautiful night sky in rural Alabama. Visitors can appreciate beautiful luminaries along the pathways and battlefield, snuggle up with loved ones on a hayride around the tour road, and tell stories around the campfire. If you have a story to share, please plan to do so! Warm up inside the Visitor Center with hot cider and sweets. 

As always, programs are FREE to the public.

For more information call Horseshoe Bend National Military Park at 256-234-7111 or visit the park website at

Horseshoe Bend NMP is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.



Last updated: December 8, 2017

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11288 Horseshoe Bend Road
Daviston, AL 36256


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