NOTE: It's worth noting that this attraction is currently undergoing renovations, and will re-open once they are completed.
What better way to learn history than the LIVE it! At Mountain Village 1890, the whole family can experience this historic recreation of an Ozark settlement. It was built as a tribute to those first brave pioneers who settled in this pretty remote part of the USA! The men and women were strong, and brave, and followed trails that led into the Arkansas mountains, all the way from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee - can you imagine walking all of that way to find a home!
Mountain Village 1890 has 9 main historic structures, as well as numerous outbuildings, as well as smaller things to see. All of these items have been brought from a number of sites in the Ozark mountain region. (Some of the buildings were brought completely intact from over 100 miles away!)
All of the buildings, and their contents, are authentic and were actually being used in 1890 - so it's pretty special! As you walk round, imagine the stories of the people who would have used all of these items. What do you think they were like?
You can visit the bank, the doctors office, the jail (and you will be allowed to leave there too!), and even the creepy Coffin Shop. There is even a Church.
As you walk around, take a look at some of the finer details. Can you notice the splits in the Church yard fence? These were actually split by Indians in 1828!
Mountain Village 1890 is an amazing place for the family to visit and really delve into the fascinating history of the area!