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Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

2120 W. Dasy Gatson Bates Dr., Little Rock, AR 72202
+1 501-374-1957
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Ranked #1 of 56 Attractions in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Should be of interest to anyone that wants to know about desegregation...both on a personal and historical level. Be prepared to take your time and read all the information...hang around and watch the movie too. Gift shop was small but books were available for those interested. Worth a visit.

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Champaign, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Good civil rights stop. The museum building is newer, so it is generally nice. Everything is very well reserved and has a good energy.

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Roseville, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Site itself was full of interesting and informative exhibits. The four of us asked about a tour and are told that you needed a group of ten to reserve one, but that we were welcome to join the tour already scheduled for later that day. We went to lunch and viewed the capitol to kill some time and were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The school is a very bad location. There are no parking areas and all the street parking is full during the school season. If you want to see it for history purposes, drive by with your windows up and doors locked.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went on a school day, so did not your the inside. But to stand outside this school was magnificent. You can feel the history. Across the street is the visitor center and they do 2 tours a day on school days: one early a.m and one after school is out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

An integrated society was not easily accomplished in this part of the US. I feel that it is important for younger generations to learn what African Americans had to endure in order to get equal rights. Very well done!

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I did not learn of the Little Rock Nine in school. This site is more than sufficient in making up for that! I learned so much and even bought one of the students' books. Read it in one sitting. The staff is very informed and even stayed past closing so we could watch a film. I plan on visiting again... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We decided to visit based on the information provided at the Clinton Museum. The visitor center is small but very easy to understand and learn about the historical importance! We enjoyed the visit and would recommend visiting.

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Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was able to visit Little Rock and see all of the attractions that it has to offer. I was selected to visit from the UK by the Rotary club of Little Rock. My experience was one of a lifetime and I am more than happy to share with all the experience I had when I visited the amazing state... More

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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I spent a morning at this site. We were fortunate to be able to catch up to the tour that had begun 5 minutes before we arrived. The tour of the actual school is only of three or four places. The tour guide was articulate and informative and put into words the actual events and some of... More

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