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Address: 750 Biscoe St, Helena, AR 72342-3915

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Beautiful scenery

There is lots of civil war history in Helena. We drove by many sites but spent time here enjoying beautiful view and great weather.

Reviewed November 30, 2016
William C
Saint Louis
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Saint Louis
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

There is lots of civil war history in Helena. We drove by many sites but spent time here enjoying beautiful view and great weather.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

One of the reasons to visit Helena is the feeling of history - so much to see that takes you back a couple of hundred years - this gives you a strong feeling of the Civil War.

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Lincoln, California
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

My husband and I both majored in history so we love to stop and read historical markers by the side of the road. So imagine our delight to find a whole park full of them!! Best Historical Markers in Parks--Ever!! We thoroughly enjoyed reading the markers and looking at the recreations and sculptures. We really liked it.

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Reviewed March 15, 2015

The slaves as they were being freed by the Union army during the Civil War were called Contraband by the Union officers and soldiers. The freed slaves in Helena, Arkansas in 1863 were settled in tents and rough hewn log cabins and were built on the site of the newly finished Freedom Park of Helena.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Freedom Park is a newly opened park in Helena that tells about the Contraband camp that was located at the site. This is the first location in Arkansas designated as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site. It's also part of Arkansas Civil War Discovery Trail. The park is located about a mile from the visitor center and prior... More 

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