Arkansas Post National Memorial [AR]
The Arkansas Post National Memorial commemorates the first European colony to be built in the Mississippi River Valley. The post was established by the French in 1686 on the site of a Quapaw village. Today the site presents its more than 300 years of social history. The post played a part in the fur trade, Civil War, and Revolutionary War—most specifically the 1783 Colbert Raid, the singular Revolutionary War military action to occur in Arkansas.
The site offers an introductory video, guided tours, self-guided tours, exhibits, musket and cannon demonstrations, Junior Ranger activities, educational programs, and outreach programs. Reservations are required for guided tours and all educational programming. The website offers a maze and word search.