Sultana Historic Marker

In 1865, the Sultana steamship exploded near Marion on the Mississippi River, killing 1,800 passengers, primarily Union soldiers released from Confederate prisons and en route home after the Civil War. The steamship, with a legal capacity of 376, was carrying 2,300 people. It is the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history, surpassing even the death toll of the Titanic. The Sultana tragedy was overshadowed by the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, and the final surrender of Confederate forces, and lost to history.
Get Directions Gas Calculator
The pet-friendly icon Pets Accepted means that any portion or all of the listing accepts pets. Please check with each individual property for rules and regulations.

The handicapped accessible icon Handicap Accessible notates listings that are either partially or fully accessible. Please check with the property or properties you’re interested in for specific information.


Upper Delta

14 Military Road
Marion, AR 72364

Things to Do In