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Little Rock Central High School

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Address: 1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone Number: (501) 374-1957
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school...
Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School. This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which should be reserved in advance.
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We visited the museum located kiddy corner from the high school. Visitors are taken back in time through video and readings. Segregation was a horrible time in our history. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Rome, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum located kiddy corner from the high school. Visitors are taken back in time through video and readings. Segregation was a horrible time in our history. The emotion of the time is captured through the exhibits. We were able to walk on the grounds of the school, but there were no tours on Saturday.

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Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Part of the areas history that is worth a visit, we could not go into the campus as it was closed but the exterior and the memorial has to be seen.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What's to say, it's a very historical place in our nation's civil rights. Obviously, "The Little Rock Nine" were escorted into the high school by federal troops in 1957. The high school is large and gorgeous! A really cool thing to take kids to and take photo ops.

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

A lot of great and deep history here. Even though I am orginally from Arkansas, this was my first time visiting the school. Glad I had to opportunity to stop by.

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Zama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum first which was very informative and well put together. A few more screens with video and audio in the back would be a great addition. We walked over to the school which is just spectacular. By far the most beautiful school I've ever seen. If coming through LR this is a must do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a small exhibition that descibes the history and context of the struggles surrounding the integration of schools in general and, of course, this school. There are a number of audio presentations as well as descriptions, displays and archival video. The high school itself is closed but, since I visited in summer it was easy to get close and... More 

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Fort Worth, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The National Park Service has done a marvelous job preserving the physical locale as well as the stories that make Little Rock Central High so important to our history. Our guide brought to life each of the Little Rock Nine and their personal stories. Not only did he relate them to the times, you could feel how each of them... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love it! Exciting to see a part of history! This is beautiful fun city! We are looking forward to coming back Little Rock! They people are so very friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our tour guide, Jodi, did a wonderful job of telling the story of the Little Rock Nine. It was very emotional and engrossing. We brought our 11 and 8 year old sons and they enjoyed the tour very much.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an incredible school and an important part of our country's history. The story of the Little Rock 9 was great to learn more about.

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Additional Information about Little Rock Central High School

Address: 1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone Number: (501) 374-1957
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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