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Eureka Springs Historical Museum

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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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This museum is downtown and houses many artifacts of the olden days of Eureka Springs, Ark. It is free to get in and there is surprisingly many things to see in a small museum. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You can learn a great deal about Eureka Springs from this place but the docent who was sitting there when we went in seemed to have been weaned on a pickle! She was remarkably rude and should definitely not been representing the amazing history of one of my very favorite towns. However, if you go on a day when a... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The fellow working the desk gave us all sorts of helpful insight on what to see and do in the area. We would have missed so much if we had not stopped in.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This museum is downtown and houses many artifacts of the olden days of Eureka Springs, Ark. It is free to get in and there is surprisingly many things to see in a small museum. I recommend it.

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

Thank you very much, and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to ESHM. We do charge a minimal admission to fee to visit the museum. Adults$5.00 Students $2.50 Children 12 and under - Free You may enter our Visitor Center/Gift Shop free of charge, and we have many books, and information about Eureka Springs available. More 

Oakland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The small museum contains interesting history of Eureka Springs. The displays were interesting. The hostess was friendly and knowledgable. It is worth seeing and does not take much time.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

To understand the history of Eureka Springs, a visit to the Historical Museum is recommended. I learned things about the city which increased my enjoyment of sights I saw. If you have girls with you, don't miss the dolls displayed on the second floor.

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Lexington, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very imformative in regard to locals and the building of a community. The building was small and tight, hard to get get around with 2 small children. But, it is an old building downtown.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was fun to help round out our knowledge about Eureka Springs. Really nice display of local artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great history and fun to see Eureka Springs heritage. A lot of reading and looking and great if you like history. A step into the past.

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Prescott, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Enjoyable and informative little museum. Nice ladies that were there that day. Some good displays, however, there seemed to be lots of newer displays of local artists. I suppose that's part of the museum, but just not for us. Worth going to though.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great displays, nice feel, and personal touches to explore period events of Eureka Springs and surrounding areas. Shannon Means Courtney Buck Mountain Construction and ESHS Teacher

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