The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union

On March 7-8, 1862, over 23,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and was a turning point of the war in the West.  The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought and died on these grounds. Pea Ridge was the most pivotal Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River and is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in the United States.

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North or South?

Photo of General Samuel R. Curtis, Commander of the Army of the Southwest in 1862.

Weather Forecast

Weather at Pea Ridge

For the current weather conditions and the forecast check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA website).

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Fields of Learning

If you are looking for the Jr. Ranger Program for Pea Ridge National Military Park click here for more information.

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Guided or Self Guided Tours

Park Ranger and Chief of Interpretation Troy Banzhaf, talking while giving a tour of the Battle of Pea Ridge.

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Current Conditions and Notifications

Click here to find out what is happening in the park. Photo taken by Stephanie Caley

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Park Projects

Find out what projects are being worked on. Click here.

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Online Learning

Looking for Online Learning about Pea Ridge National Park, chick here.

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Outdoor Activities

Information about outdoor activities in Pea Ridge National Military Park, chick here.

Last updated: November 19, 2022

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Garfield , AR 72732


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