Freedom Park

This beautiful park, once the location of a Civil War Contraband camp, encourages contemplation. Five exhibits explore the experiences of refugee slaves who came to Helena in search of freedom and a life of self-determination. Freedom Park is a self-guided site, but guided tours may be requested based on staff availability.

This outdoor space includes:

Landscaped park
Paved walkways
Illustrated panels
Life-size figures
Benches and Tables
Bronze sculpture
Stations representing a plantation house, refugee dwelling, and a fortification

First site in Arkansas designated a National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site.

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Latitude: 34.512509 Longitude: -90.592819 Elevation: 183 ft
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Paula Oliver

Hours Open

9 am - 5 pm Daily

Time Period Represented


Seasons Open

Open year-round

Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible

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