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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson’s army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River.  Over 800 Red Sticks died that day.  The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land cession of 23,000,000 acres to the United States and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson. The state of Alabama was carved out of this domain and admitted to the Union in 1819. In 1828, partly because of his fame from the battles of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans, Andrew Jackson was elected the seventh President of the United States.

You can see the newly renovated museum and learn more about and the causes and consequences of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Creek War by visiting Horseshoe Bend National Military Park 7 days a week.

Address: 11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd Daviston, AL 36256

Phone Number: 256-234-7111


Park hours: Sunday-Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Visitor Center Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm