161st Anniversary and Christmas Events at Prairie Grove Battlefield

Partner Event
December 7 - 16, 2023

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
506 East Douglas Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753

161st Anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove

December 7 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Remember the events that took place on these hallowed grounds 161 years ago. Join the Prairie Grove Battlefield on this 1-mile remembrance tour along the ridgeline where the heaviest fighting took place. 

The evening tour will include a moment to pay respects to the more than 2,500 casualties that occurred on December 7, 1862. It is also recommended to bring a flashlight as it will be dark toward the end of the program.

Meet at Hindman Hall.

Morning Tour      Evening Tour

Sounds of the Times: Christmas Music of the 1860s

December 9 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Music helped lift spirits in times of war. Join Park Interpreter Mattison as we listen to Christmas songs that were heard in camps and on the streets back home. 

Meet at Hindman Hall.

Sounds of the Times

Christmas Open House

December 16 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

It’s Christmastime at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park – antebellum Ozark Christmastime! 

Experience the merry traditions of pre-war Arkansas as we give you a “taste” of the food, songs, decorations, and Lore that made the Ozarks so colorful during this wonderful time of the year. 

Join living historians and park staff for tours, demonstrations, crafts, and more during this antebellum Christmas event!

Meet at Latta Barn.

Open House

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