Sultana Disaster Museum, Marion, Arkansas

The Sultana Disaster Museum tells the story of the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. The Sultana, a steamboat paddle wheeler, was destroyed by an explosion on April 27, 1865 killing an estimated 1,800 of the 2,400 passengers aboard, the majority of which were paroled Union soldiers just released from Andersonville and Cabaha prisoner of war camps. This was the last great loss of life of the Civil War.

The museum is located in the historic Crittenden County Courthouse Square.

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Latitude: 35.214905 Longitude: -90.195891 Elevation: 225 ft
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Seasons Open

Year round

Hours Open

Thursday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 2 to 4pm.


Donation $5 for Adults and $3 for Senion Citizens and Children under 12

Accessibility Notes

The building is ADA accessible

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