Eureka Springs has a rich, documented history. In fact, much of the mountain town has preserved its history for all to enjoy. Historic architecture, a historic downtown listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and historic tours are just some of the features of Eureka Springs. If you are interested in American history, there are several historical programs and activities in 2012.
Here are a few things to do:
1. In observation of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, Eureka Springs will be the site of several Civil War programs.
2. Explore the Civil War Cave in downtown Eureka Springs near Judge Roy Beans.
3. Plan a visit to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum and view the new exhibit Let Freedom Ring.
4. Take a guided walking tour with Downtown-N-Underground or Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour. Buy your tickets now online!
5. Enjoy a self-guided historic walking tour. Pick up brochure downtown or at the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.
6. Visit one of the most celebrated historic structures in Eureka Springs, the 1886 Crescent Hotel. Theaters and ghost tours held nightly explore the various stories of days gone by.
7. Take a day trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to see historic landscape paintings of early America and ongoing exhibits. Guided tours familiarize visitors with the history of the art displayed.
8. Take a day trip to Pea Ridge National Military Park and learn more about skirmishes in Arkansas affected America’s Civil War.
9. Visit the natural springs of Eureka Springs. Plaques located at many of the springs tell their history.
10. Make your own history in Eureka Springs. Enjoy everything Eureka Springs has to offer. Discover great events year round. Plan your Eureka Springs vacation on EurekaSprings.com. Find great Eureka Springs accomodations, dining, shopping, nightlife and attractions in Eureka Springs.