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All Seasons Trail
Signs mark this driving tour, which passes a number of city landmarks, the UA campus, homes of significance and scenic points of interest. A brochure is available at the Fayetteville Visitors Center 21 S. Block or Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain.

Arkansas Air Museum
Relive the barnstorming days of early aviation with the Museum's collection of aircraft from the 1920s through the 1940s. See a World War I fighter plane, next to the sleek "Mystery Ship", winner of the 1929 National Air Race and star of two movies. Choose a self-guided tour or arrange for your group to have a guide explain all the exhibits.
Address: 4290 S. School, next to Drake Field Phone: 479.521.4947
arkansasairandmilitary.com

Butterfield Overland Mail Route
Fayetteville was a major stop on the grueling 2,800-mile stagecoach journey from Missouri to San Francisco. The trip took 24 days and was the longest running stage route in the history of the world. Come to the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau at 21 S. Block on the downtown Fayetteville square for a map.


Clinton House Museum
Clinton House Museum - This 1930s English-style bungalow was the first home and wedding site of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Showcasing the life and times of the Clintons during their years in Fayetteville, the museum features photographic and memorabilia displays, including vintage campaign materials, and gift shop. Available for public tours, small meetings, receptions and weddings. .
Address: 930 W. Clinton Drive (formerly California Blvd). Phone: 479.444.0066
clintonhousemuseum.org


Confederate Cemetery
A reflective resting place for some 500 Confederate soldiers from Texas, Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas. It was established in 1872 by a group of Fayetteville women who founded the Southern Memorial Association and purchased the 3-acre tract. The cemetery is on the Register of Historic Places and welcomes visitors from dawn until dusk.
Address: 500 E. Rock
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Downtown Square
The focal point for many local activities, Fayetteville's charming downtown square is home to unique shops, restaurants, historic buildings and modern offices. The dazzling display of colorful flowers in the square gardens, carefully tended from season to season, makes this a delightful place to visit.


Evergreen Cemetery
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place for many Confederate Soldiers. It is also the burial site of Arkansas soldier and statesman Archibald Yell.
Address: University and Williams Street


Fayetteville National Cemetery
One of the oldest military cemeteries in the South. Burial site for 1,600 Union soldiers, along with hundreds of veterans who have lost their lives since.
Address: 700 S. Government Phone: 479.444.5051


Fulbright Home
J. William Fulbright's boyhood home. Fulbright was a U.S. Senator, statesman and namesake of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas.
Address: #5 Mt. Nord


Genealogical Services
One of the state's best public library genealogical collections. The Grace Keith Genealogical Collection consists of more than 8,000 books and 6,000 microfilm files, plus microfiche, maps, periodicals and vertical files, covering all 50 states.
Address: 401 W. Mountain (Fayetteville Public Library) Phone: 479.571.2222
faylib.org


Gregg House
Built in 1871 by Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Lafayette Gregg. Judge Gregg wrote the legislative bill that located the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Not open to the public but can be viewed from the street.
Address: 339 N. Gregg


Headquarters House
Built by Judge Jonas Tebbets in 1853, this home was one of the finest in Fayetteville at the time of the Civil War, and it served as a headquarters for both the Union and Confederate armies at various times during the war. It is now headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. You can drop in for an open tour of the home Tuesdays-Thursdays 1p.m.- 4p.m. or to arrange a group tour, call 479-521-2970
Address: 118 E. Dickson St. Phone: 479.521.2970
headquartershouse.org


Mt. Sequoyah
With an elevation of 1,700 feet above sea level, Mt. Sequoyah is the highest point in Fayetteville. It was named for the Cherokee leader who created the Cherokee alphabet and translated the New Testament of the Bible for the Indians. A cross on the west side of the mountain marks a premier view of the city. Looking west from this point, viewers will also see two hills with an obvious gap between them. This is the Trail of Tears route the Indians traveled through Fayetteville on their way to reservations in the West.
Address: 150 NW Skyline Drive Phone: 479.443.4531
mountsequoyah.org


Old Main
Completed in 1875, this twin-towered brick building is a stately landmark. It housed the first classes taught at the university. Today it contains the beautifully restored Giffels Auditorium and historic displays, as well as the administrative offices of the Fulbright college of Arts and Sciences.
Address: U of A Campus
uark.edu


Old Post Office
The Old Post Office, located in the center of the Downtown Square, was built in 1909. This former government building was the fourth government building to occupy this site. The previous three were courthouses, the first of which was a log building erected in 1837 at a cost of 449.75. Surrounding the building are the beautiful Square gardens.
Address: 1 Center Square


Old Washington County Courthouse and Jail
The old Washington County Courthouse was built in 1904 of native stone hand-cut and hauled to the site by ox wagons. The main floor lobby contains one of Fayetteville's largest and most important murals, created in memory of World War 1 soldiers. South of the courthouse is the old Washington County Jail. Completed in 1897, the building has three-foot-thick cut-stone walls and boasts the semicircular arched openings and crenelated corner towers of the Romanesque architectural style.
Address: College and Center Street


Ozark Military Museum
The museum has 15 military vehicles including three models of the familiar Willys Jeep, WWII WC-54 Ambulance, Korean M37 3/4-ton cargo truck, 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck used in Desert Storm, and a British Ferret light armored scott car. The museum has two flying aircraft. The first is a WWII Aeronca L-3 observation aircraft. The second is the Beech 3NM (Twin Beech) know as the "CANADIAN QUEEN" which served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1952 to 1967. The museum also has 12 static and restoration project aircraft. Some of these aircraft include UH-1 Huey, A-7 Corsair II, T-2 Buckeye, T-33, SNJ, NE-1, L-13 restoration, and JRB restoration. Some artifacts on display include a Civil War tent stove, gas mask, items from the Home front WWII, WWII German daggers, WWII helmets, and unit patches.
Address: 4360 S. School Ave Phone: 479.587.1941


Pea Ridge National Military Park
The Civil War battle, one of the largest west of the Mississippi River, fought on this site marked the successful end of a campaign to secure the upper reaches of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and to keep the state of Missouri under federal control. The park is 30 miles north of Fayetteville. Visitors center offers a video, museum, gift shop. Self-guided auto tour features markers and audio descriptions of the battlefield. There is also a hiking trail and a horse trail.
Address: Hwy 62 North Phone: 479.451.8122
nps.gov/peri


Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
This 130-acre state park is the site of a major Civil War battle in which more than 20,000 Confederate and Union soldiers fought for military control of Northwest Arkansas. It offers visitors a unique view of the Civil War and its effect on the people of the Ozarks. The park is located 13 miles west of Fayetteville. Also, there is a 1 mile walking trail and a 6.5 mile driving tour as well as a home tour. For program information call the park office.
Address: Hwy 62 West Phone: 479.846.2990
arkansasstateparks.com


Ridge House
Fayetteville's oldest standing home. The original, and still visible, one-story "dogtrot" core of this residence was built of native logs by Dr. H.M. Clark in 1836. This house sheltered the wife and children of Cherokee intellectual leader John Ridge after he was assassinated in 1839 for signing a treaty removing the Cherokee to the Southwest.
Address: 230 W. Center St.


U of A Senior Walk
Nationally recognized as unique, the sidewalks of the university bear the engraved names of all of its more than 100,000 graduates. The walk begins in front of Old Main with the Class of 1876.
Address: University of Arkansas Campus


Walker-Stone House
This two-story classic Georgian house was built in the late 1840's by Arkansas Supreme Court Justice David Walker. It was struck by cannon fire during a Confederate attack on Fayetteville in 1864. It was also the family home of renowned architect Edward Durell Stone, who as a young boy spent summers there visiting his grandparents.
Address: 207 W. Center St.


War Eagle Mill
An authentic working undershot water-powered grist mill producing all natural organic grains, flours and mixes that are hand packed by American families in the Heart of the Arkansas Ozarks. Shop our old-fashioned mercantile for unique hand crafted items and enjoy our Bean Palace Restaurant that specializes in homemade, hearty Ozark fare.
Address: 11045 War Eagle Road Phone: 479.789.5343
wareaglemill.com


Washington County Courthouse
Located at the intersection of Center and College. It was built in 1904 of native stone, hand-cut and hauled to the site by ox-drawn wagons. One of Fayetteville's largest and most important murals can be seen in the main lobby. Depicting uniformed soldiers from World War I and before, the mural was paid for with dime contributions from school children.
Address: 280 N. College Phone: 479.444.1543


Washington Willow Historic District
On the National Register of Historic Places, this 37+ acre district includes 105 primary structures, 19 of which have special architectural significance. A detailed guide of the district is available at Headquarters House.
Address: Washington and Willow Streets
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