Arkansas Post National Memorial


Arkansas Post National Memorial

http://www.nps.gov/arpo/

Region: Delta

County: Arkansas

Arkansas Post National Memorial, located eight miles southeast of Gillett in Arkansas County, contains the January 11, 1863, Arkansas Post battlefield, where vastly superior numbers of Union troops under Major General John McClernand defeated Confederate defenders under Brigadier General Thomas Churchill. While Fort Hindman now lies beneath the Arkansas River, there are still remnants of Confederate trenches. The battle, as well as the rest of Arkansas Post's rich history, is interpreted at the park museum.
 

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park grounds are open daily: 8:00 a.m. to dark. The visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Arkansas Post National Memorial
1741 Old Post Road
Gillett, AR 72055

Headquarters & Visitor Information
870-548-2207

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