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Marion, Arkansas: Sultana Disaster Museum

Small museum notable for the large painting in front of the building depicting the Sultana, a Mississippi riverboat, on fire. It exploded and sank near Marion in 1863, killing more people than died on the Titanic.

104 Washington St., Marion, AR
I-55 exit 10. Turn east onto Military Rd. Drive a half-mile. Cross the train tracks and then immediately turn left onto Court St., then right onto Washington St. You'll see the museum ahead on the right.
Th-Sa 10-4, Su 2-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Suggested donation $5,
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Sultana Disaster Museum

Small community museum works to keep awareness of the Sultana sinking alive and in the public consciousness. The Sultana, overloaded by a factor of seven, exploded in the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865. Around 1,800 people died in the event -- the Sultana Disaster Museum maintains a list of all the passengers and if they survived or perished.

[Jody High, 04/19/2023]

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