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Arkansas Post National Memorial

Gillett, AR
+1 870-548-2207
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Earliest Mississippi settlement & site of battles from two wars & 1st capital of Arkansas territory

Trading post established here in 1686 by Henri de Tonti (well before Natchez and New Orleans were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Worth the drive

Definitely off the beaten path but worth the drive to reach it. Just before getting there you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ckcpurple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Average14%
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“civil war” (9 reviews)
“long history” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
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Gillett, AR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trading post established here in 1686 by Henri de Tonti (well before Natchez and New Orleans were settled). During the American Revolution, Indians (paid by the British) & British partisans attacked the fort here and were driven off by Spanish (& their Quapaw allies). Spain...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely off the beaten path but worth the drive to reach it. Just before getting there you can also stop at the Arkansas Post State Park, much smaller and not on the river. The National Memorial is beautiful and quiet. I recommend driving or walking...More

Thank ckcpurple
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful stop. Be sure to watch the video they offer in the theater about the history here. It's an amazing stop along the way and the staff are just phenomenal! Our favorite is Gabrielle Clemons! She's enthusiastic and always has great stories to tell. This...More

Thank SkyDragonfly
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We almost skipped Arkansas Post because it was out of our way, but as it turned out the extra miles and time was well worth it. First of all, approaching from west requires a scenic drive on the levees and crossing over the Arkansas River...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are anywhere near the Arkansas Post, it is worth your time. The memorial has a small museum and is at one of the sites of the Post, which was founded by French explorers as the first trading post in the region. It was...More

1  Thank jillianjh
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most "history rich" attractions around. Lots of countries thought this was an important place. Even had a civil war battle! To bad the river changed and covered up the fort.

Thank Al H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

As someone who was born and raised in Arkansas, I had wanted to visit Arkansas Post because of its historical significance for my state. I was impressed by the small museum and the film that told a simple, but interesting story of Arkansas Post. It...More

Thank REDHOG
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was truly surprised by the exhibits in the visitor center, great history. The trails of the old town site and the coolest is your at the site of the Arkansas River going into the Miss.!!

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you are a history lover, you will go crazy over this place. I am and I did!! The ranger that was on duty was great. He knew everything about this place. I asked a lot of questions, he probably felt interrogated. He knew the...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The museum was small but interesting. The video did a good job telling the story. The park service rangers were so helpful and friendly. It would be neat to see some of the sites built up again. I understand the river has claimed the forts....More

1  Thank UDIOinKS
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Aj L
1 September 2016|
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Response from mrjahoney | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center is open daily 8 am - 5 pm but the grounds themselves are open 8 am until dark. If I remember correctly, there was a gate as well.
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