What to know
Location of an encampment of approximately 1,200 Cherokee who, on January 13, 1839, were on a forced march from their homeland in the southern Appalachians to what is now Oklahoma; now known as The Trail of Tears. The University of Arkansas now sits on the site at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. and Garland Street. The Trail of Tears Park is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and consists of 4.5 landscaped acres with a stone sculpture and plaque memorializing the Trail of Tears. Arkansas native trees, grasses, and other species are planted here--species that travelers along the trail might have seen and experienced.