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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
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
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
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
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
It took us about 3 hours to drive down there from Memphis, due to traffic in Memphis. It is out of the way with no signs until you get much closer to Gillett.
Arkansas Post was to be a staging point for the Mississippi River...More
Six flagpoles greet you as you approach the Visitors Center of the Arkansas Post National Memorial, a short distance south of Gillett AR. They represent the six nations that flew over the post since it was the first European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley....More
My husband and I spent an afternoon that we had been staying in Little Rock to travel down to this NPS site about an hour and a half a way so that we could check it off our National Parks Passport without needing to plan...More