LITTLE ROCK—Travelers in Arkansas can visit sites around the state to learn about Arkansas’s Civil War history while earning prizes through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Passport Program, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
       “The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission welcomes everyone to visit the state’s many Civil War sites by participating in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Passport Program,” Dupree said. “Visitors can get their passports stamped at 23 different places around Arkansas and can visit other Civil War-related properties while they are in the area. Once all 23 stamps are acquired, visitors can send in the back cover of their passport to receive an official Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial coin or patch.”
       Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Passports can be acquired at any of Arkansas’s Welcome Centers, at the participating stamping sites, by writing Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or by e-mailing acwsc@arkansasheritage.org. Sites and associated sites include:
 
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS STAMPING SITES
·        Pea Ridge National Military Park, Garfield vic., Benton County
·        Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove, Washington County
·        Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith, Sebastian County
·        Buffalo National River, Tyler Bend Visitor Center, Newton County
 
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ASSOCIATED SITES
·        Cane Hill Cemetery, Cane Hill, Washington County
·        Cane Hill Battlefield, Cane Hill, Washington County
·        Headquarters House Museum, Fayetteville, Washington County
·        Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County
·        Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County
·        Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County
·        Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith, Sebastian County
·        Massard Prairie Battlefield Park, Fort Smith, Sebastian County
·        Old Jail Museum, Greenwood, Sebastian County
 
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS STAMPING SITES
·        Jacksonport State Park, Jacksonport, Jackson County
·        Pocahontas Memorial River Walk (Randolph County Heritage Museum), Pocahontas, Randolph County
·        Chalk Bluff Battlefield (Piggott Welcome Center), Piggott, Clay County
 
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ASSOCIATED SITES
·        West Point Cemetery, West Point, White County
·        Fitzhugh’s Woods Battlefield, Augusta vic., Woodruff County
 
CENTRAL ARKANSAS STAMPING SITES
·        Jacksonville Museum of Military History, Jacksonville, Pulaski County
·        Old State House Museum, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott, Lonoke County
·        Grant County Museum, Sheridan, Grant County
·        Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Museum, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County
 
CENTRAL ARKANSAS ASSOCIATED SITES
·        Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield State Park, Leola vic., Grant County
·        Reed’s Bridge Battlefield, Jacksonville, Pulaski County
·        Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, North Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Arkansas National Guard Museum, North Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Pike Fletcher Terry House, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Bayou Fourche Battlefield, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Pulaski County
·        Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Cabot, Lonoke County
·        Marks’ Mills Battlefield State Park, New Edinburg vic., Cleveland County
·        Mount Elba Battlefield, Rison vic., Cleveland County
·        Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Jefferson County
·        Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke, Lonoke County
·        Brownsville Cemetery, Lonoke vic., Lonoke County
·        Lower White River Museum, Des Arc, Prairie County
·        DeValls Bluff, DeValls Bluff, Prairie County
 
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS STAMPING SITES
·        Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillette vic., Arkansas County
·        St. Charles Museum, St. Charles, Arkansas County
·        Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena, Phillips County
·        Phillips County Museum, Helena-West Helena, Phillips County
·        Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village vic., Chicot County
·        Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village, Chicot County
 
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS ASSOCIATED SITES
·        Ditch Bayou Battlefield, Lake Village, Chicot County
·        Helena Confederate Cemetery, Helena-West Helena, Phillips County
·        Drew County Historical Museum, Monticello, Drew County
 
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS STAMPING SITES
·        Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Hempstead County
·        Nevada County Museum, Prescott, Nevada County
·        McCollum-Chidester House, Camden, Ouachita County
·        White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City vic., Ouachita County
 
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS ASSOCIATED SITES
·        Fort Southerland Park, Camden, Ouachita County
·        Poison Spring Battlefield State Park, Camden vic., Ouachita County
·        Elkins’ Ferry Battlefield, Prescott, Nevada County
·        Prairie D’Ane Battlefield, Prescott, Nevada County.
     
 For more information on Arkansas’s sesquicentennial plans, visit  www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.  
       The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Mark Christ
Community Outreach Director
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 324-9886
FAX (501) 324-9184
mark@arkansasheritage.org