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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Prairie Grove's Historic Battlefield State Park
Updated:  June 2012
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  In 1908, the United Daughters of the Confederacy bought nine acres at the site to create a commemorative park. The park held annual veteran renunions. Events such as dinner on the grounds, foot races and carnival games took place. On the more serious side of the renunion political speeches were held. After World War I, veterans found the park to reunite with their fellow soldiers. The Great Depression was ending and the last surviving Confederate veterans in the area attended the August, 1938 event. Afterwards, the ladies of the UDC discussed discontinuing the reunions. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the Prairie Grove Battle which ended the reunions. After World War II, the park went through a new era of development when the park was handed over to the State of Arkansas.
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Historic
Prairie Grove Battlefield
State Park

Washington County
Prairie Grove AR 72753
Ph:  479-846-2990
Email:  'prairiegrove@arkansas.com'

Official Website
Heavy Fighting around the Borden House and Orchard
    Walk the Battlefield Park's One Mile Walking Trail and learn about the Park's history along the way. Information plaques are located along the paved trail and offer insight into the historic battle that took place on this site. The Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park also has a 5 mile driving trail.

      The park offers guided tours of the battlefield instruct visitors through exhibits of Hindman Hall, a walking trail, and a six-mile driving tour.  Pay only a minimal fee to enter the Museum and take a guided tour of the historic homes and structures of the pioneer village. Visitors can watch videos about the battle and the Civil War in the Park’s audio-visual room. The store in the museum offers gifts, books, and souvenirs for sale. The park also contains pavilions, a picnic area, restrooms and a playground.
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Special events at the park include a December reenactment of the Civil War battle, with a two-day schedule of activities; a yearly Memorial Day tribute; and the Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair over Labor Day weekend.
Latta House Log Cabin brought in from the very early Vinyard Settlement to the southwest several miles along the old 'Indian Border.'
A beautifully restored Borden House.
This park has so much history!
Not only does it tell the epic tale of soldiers during the Civil War battle, but the houses, and housing styles have history as well.

Take in the Park as you walked the paved 1.0 mile walking trail - great exercise and much of the Battle's history is explained in pathside signage.  See Civil War Battle Info


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