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History Itinerary

History Itinerary

For the Historian

From the Confederate and National Cemeteries to the Clinton House Museum, there is plenty of history to explore around Fayetteville. Relive the Civil War at the Pea Ridge National Military Park and the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park just minutes away by car. See where the Battle of Fayetteville took place on the grounds of The Headquarters House located in the Downtown Square. Take the Butterfield Stagecoach or Historic Walking Tours and see notable sites from the Civil War along the way.

Tour the Clinton House Museum and see Bill and Hillary's first home together where their political careers began. Observe rarely seen memorabilia and tour the First Ladies Garden while you're here.

Confederate Cemetery
Address: 500 E. Rock, Fayetteville
Description: Preserves the graves of Confederates killed in such actions at the Battle of Pea Ridge, the Battle of Prairie Grove and the Battle of Fayetteville. Hours: dawn-dusk

Headquarters House
Address: 118 E. Dickson, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-521-2970
washcohistoricalsociety.org
Admission: Adults $8, Students $3, Children $1. Open Tu-Th 1-4pm or by appointment.


Clinton House Museum
Address: 930 W. Clinton, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-444-0066
clintonhousemuseum.org


National Cemetery
Address: 700 S. Government, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-444-5051
Description: One of the oldest military cemeteries in the South, it is the burial site for 1,600 Union soldiers, along with hundreds of other veterans. Daily: dawn-dusk.

Ridge House
Address: 230 W. Center, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-521-2970
washcohistoricalsociety.org
Description: In 1839, the house served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge and her children, after the assassination of her Cherokee husband, John Ridge. Fayetteville's oldest house stands as a post Trail of Tears Site commemorating The John Ridge Family and all those who were forced to leave their homes in the East and travel to Indian Territory over a Trail of Tears. Free admission.
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21 South Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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