14 Scott Plantation Settlement
Marker at Ashley’s Mill indicates the place where Confederate forces camped on September 7, 1863, when Union forces, advancing from Brownsville under Major General Frederick Steele, engaged the brigade of Confederate Colonel Robert C. Newton driving his troops west toward Little Rock.
Alexander Rd. off U.S. 165, Scott. 501-351-5737. Scottconnections.org.
15 Marlsgate Plantation
Restored Greek Revival plantation home. Open to groups and for special occasions. Off U.S. 165 at Bearskin Lake.
2695 Bearskin Lake Rd., Scott. 501-961-1307.
16 MacArthur Museum of Military History
Located in the historic tower of the Old Arsenal, a National Historic Landmark, the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur in 1880. Now houses a museum of Arkansas’s military history from territorial days to present.
501 E. 9th St., Little Rock. 501-376-4602. Arkmilitaryheritage.com.
17 National Cemetery
More than 22,000 veterans from the Civil War to present are laid to rest here. The land was originally the site of a Union encampment during the Civil War.
2523 Confederate Blvd., Little Rock. 501-324-6401.
18 Old State House Museum
Built in 1836, it is the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi and now serves as a museum of Arkansas history. 300 W. Markham, Little Rock. 501-324-9685. Oldstatehouse.com.
22 Jacksonville Military History Museum
Explores both the battlefield and the home front with exhibits covering the Civil War era to modern conflicts. Specific displays include the Civil War Battle of Reed’s Bridge and WWII-era artifacts, posters and the Mighty-Mite, the smallest jeep ever produced.
100 Veterans Cr., Jacksonville. 501-241-1943. Jaxmilitarymuseum.org.
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23 Lonoke County Museum
Displays county history including a diorama of the Civil War Battle of Brownsville.
215 S.E. Front St., Lonoke. 501-676-6750.
24 Confederate Cemetery
Historic cemetery on Crowley’s Ridge at the northern edge of Helena-West Helena. Burial place of Helena resident General Patrick Cleburne, known as the “Stonewall Jackson of the West.”
1801 Holly St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-7602.
25 Phillips County Museum
Houses Civil War artifacts and period paintings of the seven Civil War generals who came from Helena.
623 Pecan St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-7790. Phillipscountymuseum.org.
38 Delta Cultural Center
Helena witnessed the forced migration of thousands of Cherokee along the “water route” to Indian Territory during the summer of 1838. Exhibits interpret the Indian removal period.
Cherry and Missouri St., Helena-West Helena. 870-338-4350. Deltaculturalcenter.com.
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40 Lake Dardanelle State Park
Western Cherokee settled near here in the late 1700s. The Trail of Tears brought all five tribes through here by water or land. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. The lake includes the historic and modern channels of the Arkansas River, part of the water route of the Trail of Tears.
100 State Park Dr., Russellville. 479-967-5516. Arkansasstateparks.com.
41 Mount Nebo State Park
Scenic overlooks on the Arkansas River, the water route of the Trail of Tears. It also overlooks the area where the Western Cherokee settled in the late 1700s. Ark.
155 four miles west of Dardanelle. 479-229-3655. Arkansasstateparks.com.
42 Blue Spring Heritage Center
Blue Spring was a stop along the Trail of Tears. View historic film, stroll the garden paths and visit the bluff shelter on the National Register.
U.S. 62 W., Eureka Springs. 479-253-9244. Bluespringheritage.com.
43 Museum of Native American History
View artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago. Exhibit rooms span five different time periods arranged in chronological order.
202 SW “O” St., Bentonville. 479-273-2456. Monah.us.
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44 Fort Smith National Historic Site
Exhibits on the Trail of Tears, army at Fort Smith (1817-1871) and the federal court for the Western District of Arkansas. Includes “Hangin’ Judge” Isaac C. Parker’s courtroom, a re-creation of the 1886 gallows and the “Hell on the Border” jail.
3rd and Garland, Fort Smith. 479-783-3961. Nps.gov/fosm.
45 Rogers Historical Museum
Features a downtown of yesteryear exhibit on “First Street,” hands-on display in “The Attic” and tour of the 1895 Hawkins House.
322 S. 2nd St., Rogers. 479-621-1154.
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