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Central High School

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Address: 14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation...
Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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Informative and Fun!

Very informative and historic place! The preservation of the school is very nice and the feeling that you recieve inside the school is unexplainable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very informative and historic place! The preservation of the school is very nice and the feeling that you recieve inside the school is unexplainable.

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Gloucestershire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Visitors Centre (rather than the school itself) is a fascinating source of background information about the events at Central High School and the wider Civil Rights movement associated with it. Though the film was a little dated, the National Parks staff were able to answer our questions and were most helpful in our understanding.

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The National Park Service has done a superb job w the history of the building, the Little Rock 9, and civil rights. This an Clinton Museum make a trip to LR, otherwise not thought of a a 'destination' worthwhile.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is a must see attraction for all age groups. It puts life to the rich history of the story of the Little Rock Nine. Lots of out of state visitors were there when I visited.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Beautiful building with lots of history. Too many steps. There are elevators for people needing assistance

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The exhibits and the unbiased manner in which they were presented. The display of past present and future endeavors by white as well as blacks.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Central High School is a must see if you are visiting Little Rock and want to relive part of the history of America. This is the school that the Little Rock 9 attended despite the racism that still endured with many of the white population in the area. It is very fascinating along with the National Historical Museum literally across... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

How well - kept it is, the benches inscribed and dedicated to the 9 African Americans who endured so much to get an education. See also my description included with the Central H. S. Nat,l Historic Site.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Pretty campus, but not sure why you'd go or what there is to see. It's where there was desegregation. ok, but I already understood all that from reading, so I didn't get anything out of visiting and the tour.

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Westbrook, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I intended to just drop by the school and take a look at the exterior. Luckily, a friend researched the tours given by the National Historical Park Visitors Center. We took a hotel shuttle and showed up for the 9AM tour. I'm so glad we did! MUCH more in-depth and moving experience! It was supposed to last an hour, but... More 

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Additional Information about Central High School

Address: 14th Street, Little Rock, AR
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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