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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove, AR 72753, USA  | More on: Prairie Grove »

Prairie Grove Battlefield Historic State Park preserves 850 acres of the battlefield where 22,000 men from the Union Army of the Frontier and Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi clashed on December 7, 1862. After a day of combat, a shortage of ammunition and food forced the Confederate army to retreat during the night. More than two thousand men would be killed, wounded, or found missing during the battle. While Prairie Grove was a tactical draw, it was a strategic Union victory. This was the last major battle in northwest Arkansas.

 

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Directions

From I-540 in Fayetteville, take exit 62 and turn west onto US Hwy 62. Follow about 12 miles to the park.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, limited handicapped access, gift shop, picnic area

Regular Events

Clothesline Fair Arts and Crafts Fair (continuation of locals stringing clotheslines between trees and hanging things on them for the veterans to buy during their annual reunions) on Labor Day weekend; Reenactment held the first full weekend of December in even numbered years.

Available Interpretation

Signs, brochures, walking trail, driving tour, guided battlefield tours, guided house tours, available historians, museum

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Visitor Information Center and Exhibit Gallery: free, Guided tour through historic buildings: adult $5.00, child $3.00, family $15.00

Hours

Museum: Daily 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Phone

479-846-2990

Website

http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield »

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