Anyone with school-age kids already knows that Arkansas’s Spring Break is here, March 23-27.Arkansas State Parks are open for business and ready for guests who want safe, outdoor, family-friendly places to play and make memories.


Powhatan Historic State Park would like to invite the public to visit over Spring Break. You can visit the 1888 Courthouse museum, take a guided tour, picnic under the shade of native Arkansas trees, fish along the banks of the Black River, or find one of the park’s geocaches. In addition, the park has planned a FREE activity for each day of spring break.


Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 pm

Jail Birds of Lawrence County

Has anyone ever been hung outside the old jail? Did anybody every escape? Discover the answers to these questions and much more! Join a park interpreter for a tour of our 1873 jail.


Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Outhouses: Oh, the Places We Go!

Throughout history, all humans have had to eliminate their bodily wastes, but where did people “go” before we had comfortable toilets and indoor plumbing? Join a park interpreter to discover how people “went” in the era of outhouses, chamber pots, and the Sears & Roebuck catalog!


Thursday, March 26, 2:00 pm

Lego My Brick

Bricks were a fundamental building block of the historic world, the ‘Legos’ of the built environment. In this program, kids will discover how raw clay becomes brick, then build their very own sturdy wall. Wear old clothes; we might get messy!


Friday, March 27, 2:00 pm

Family History for Kids

Join a park interpreter to discover how easy it is to learn about your family history. Kids of all ages will learn how to talk to family members about history, how to do simple research, and everyone will leave with a beautiful family tree chart.


Saturday, March 28, 2:00 pm

Quilting of Yesteryear

Everyone loves snuggling up under grandma’s warm quilts, but how are these beautiful blankets created? Kids of all ages will enjoy learning about making a quilt, the meaning behind different quilt patterns, and will create their own beautiful pattern to take home. 


For more information, you can visit, call the park at (870) 878-6764, or email