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This museum collects, preserves and interprets the Territorial Era of Arkansas' development as a state and its relationship to the settlement of the lower Mississippi Valley. Stroll through this complex of five exhibit buildings including a dogtrot log house, reproduction carriage house, kitchen and main house furnished with artifacts and documents.

Attractions - Arkansas Post was the first settlement in Arkansas, and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. It served as an important military and trade outpost for France, Spain and Britain during the colonial period of the 1600s and 1700s prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The actual site of the Post is now a lake bed due to the Arkansas River's change of course.

Recreation - Visitors to Arkansas Post Museum can tour the museum. There are not any outdoor activities offered at this site.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Arkansas Post Museum is located in the Mississippi Delta Region of eastern Arkansas. The museum is situated six miles south of Gillett on U.S. 165 near its intersection with Arkansas Hwy. 169.

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Contact Information:
Arkansas Post Museum, 5530 1 Hwy. 165 South , Gillett, AR, 72055, Phone: 870-548-2634
, arkpost@arkansas.com

Additional Information:
Arkansas State Parks - Arkansas's beautiful natural resources and history can be found in over 50 state parks and museums throughout the state.
Arkansas's Historic Sites -
Mississippi Delta Region - The Mississippi Delta Region occupies the eastern half of Arkansas and follows the Mississippi River. Nine state parks are found within this region.

Arkansas State Parks - Official Arkansas State Parks website.


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