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Arkansas Post National Memorial

Gillett, AR
+1 870-548-2207
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Out of the Way but No Regrets

We almost skipped Arkansas Post because it was out of our way, but as it turned out the extra miles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
Such an important spot!

If you are anywhere near the Arkansas Post, it is worth your time. The memorial has a small museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Gillett, AR
+1 870-548-2207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank jillianjh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 25 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 21 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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 12 October 2016

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

Thank Stew S
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

Thank Cassie W
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Aj L
Does this Memorial have a gate? If so, what are your hours of operation? When do you open and when do you close?
31 August 2016|
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.