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Address: 95 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: 479-253-9417
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Description: The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the...
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic district at 95 S. Main in Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs, (Carroll County), and surrounding areas. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings, and other artifacts are on display. We offer a newly renovated main floor with new exhibits that tell the story of Eureka Springs. We also have a second floor with more exhibits, as well as an Art Gallery that features local artists that helped start the artist boom in Eureka Springs. ESHM is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and does not receive funds from state or city taxes. The museum's income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships which are open and available to all interested persons. We are open from 9:30am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday.
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A small $5 fee and you get two floors of local history. It took us about 1/2 hour to look around since we had taken the tram tour and heard a lot of the same information. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Alsip, Illinois
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tristate NYC area
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a good way to learn about the history of this unique town. The second floor explains about the Freund murals which you will see on Main St ( and other places). We also did the tram tour and the Cornerstone Bank. The bank is beautifully preserved and a museum in its own right, as well as a functioning... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

very detailed in the rich history of Eureka Springs ... many exhibits ... you just must make this your first place to visit

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Alsip, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A small $5 fee and you get two floors of local history. It took us about 1/2 hour to look around since we had taken the tram tour and heard a lot of the same information. Good selection of local books in the store.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for your positive review. We hope you come back and see us the next time you are in Eureka! We are always adding to our exhibits and gift shop collection. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Not worth five bucks. The lady didn't really care to say hello. There wasn't a whole lot to look at. I usually love museums and this was small and boring.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at ESHM. All feedback is important to us whether good or bad. We are also striving to improve our local museum, and our customer service skills. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Gives you some basic ideas about the history of Eureka Springs. It was more basic than what I expected but it's good for a first-time visitor. The upstairs also has an art gallery area.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments about ESHM. We do have so many first time visitors to Eureka Springs, that it is very important that we get the basic information out there, but we do appreciate your perspective. More 

Webb City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to the Silent City cemetery tour. What a fun, wonderful and personal way to share Eureka history. It was so great. Well organized. Very informative. And very reasonably priced way to spend the evening on a fall day in Eureka. I would definitely participate in other activities they offer.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review in regards to "Voices from Eureka's Silent City". We are so glad that you enjoyed it, and look forward to seeing you next October for our new "Voices"! More 

Eureka Springs, AR, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As a business owner, I finally got the time to do some research on the history of my building and I found some great info at the Eureka Historical Museum. The on site curator helped me search for historical documents and even found some pictures of my place from 1940! It's a small museum, but well worth the visit to... More 

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments! As we always say, it is very important to learn the history, so your stay in Eureka Springs is that much more enjoyable! More 

Arnold
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoy museums of an sort and this one did not disappoint. We enjoyed reading about the history of Eureka Springs.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you next time you visit Eureka Springs! More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE VOICES TOUR IN OCTOBER! AWESOME! We hate having to wait a year for our next trip. Look forward to next year already.

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

And we love visitors like yourself! Look forward to seeing you next October when a new "Voices from Eureka's Silent City" takes place! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When you walk into the museum, you immediately sense the pride that the locals have in their town. A town with quite a history. I learned that 13-star flags were produced for many years after we gained our indendence. I learned that people used to buy souvenirs that were fine art made in another country...and only in the past 50... More 

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ESHM1889, Manager at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, responded to this review

Yes, we have a lot of pride in our fair city, so we can share all of the details with interested visitors like yourself. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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