1 Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park
Housed in a century-old log cabin; depicts rural life in the late 1800s. Features a park with three pavilions, barbecue pits, playground and RV hook-ups. Ark.
328 W., Maynard. 870-647-2701. Seerandolphcounty.com.
2 Jacksonport State Park
Features an 1872 courthouse with exhibits on local history and tours of the Mary Woods No. 2 river-boat, the White River’s last working paddlewheel boat. At press time, the Mary Woods No. 2 was being restored and closed to the public. Please call ahead for tour information.
Ark. 69 north of Newport. 870-523-2143. Arkansasstateparks.com.
3 Old Independence Regional Museum
View exhibits on Native Americans, Civil War history, railroad and automotive industries and more.
380 S. 9th St., Batesville. 870-793-2121. Oirm.org.
4 Ozark Folk Center
Living museum state park preserves traditional pioneer skills, such as quilting, blacksmithing, pottery, weaving and other cabin crafts. Workshops offered year-round. Features 60 cabins, a conference center, restaurant, theater, general store, gift shops and herb garden on-site. Off Ark. 5, 9 and 14 near Mountain View. 870-269-3851. Ozarkfolkcenter.com.
5 Thomas Tunstall Family Graves
Monuments located at the north end of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Sulphur Rock mark the graves of the Arkansas pioneer and his family.
6 Historic Washington State Park
A 19th-century restoration village preserving Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. Interpretive programs and tours offered daily. Restaurant, re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums, and horse-drawn surrey rides are also on-site. U.S. 278, Washington. 870-983-2684. Historicwashingtonstatepark.com.
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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.
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.
33 Davidsonville Historic State Park
One of the state’s earliest outposts, Davidsonville faded away before the Civil War. Features a park with camping, lake and river fishing, trails, pavilions and playgrounds.
Ark. 166 S., near Pocahontas. 870-892-4708. Arkansasstateparks.com.
34 Overlook Park
Features a Civil War Memorial Walk where six markers interpret the role Pocahontas and Randolph County played in the Civil War, including the years when Pocahontas served as the headquarters for the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy. Ark. 67, downtown Pocahontas. Seerandolphcounty.com.
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