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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 bit o' history

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Small museum but I enjoyed my visit very much. The gentleman on duty was so helpful and answered my questions on why they raised Main Street and he was so very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We love history and you will too...quaint self tour with lots to learn. Fascinating...it was our first stop and gave real meaning to the rest of our trip.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We enjoyed the visit to this small historical museum. There were a lot of nice local based exhibits, especially relating to the civil war and the local history in general. Nice old dresses and military history were well done. Parking is free next to the museum for only while you are in the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Address: 95 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: 479-253-9417
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs

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