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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number: 501-324-9351
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus...
Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more.
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HAM is a museum and collection o historic buildings recreating early Arkansas. Several historic Arkansas buildings are located on the grounds, and often there are living history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Mountain View, AR
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

HAM is a museum and collection o historic buildings recreating early Arkansas. Several historic Arkansas buildings are located on the grounds, and often there are living history demonstrations or fisrt person characters interacting with the public. Inside are several galleries, all laid out in an open, easy to navigate pattern. Many specific artifacts of Arkasnas history are located here, as... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Unfortunately, we arrived as a new exhibit was being installed, so didn't see the museum at its best. The permanent collection is interesting and contained some real treasures but the lighting in the gallery telling the story "we walk in two worlds" (spotlights on shiny surfaces) made it difficult to read some of the panels. The new exhibit being staged... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum has lots of facts. It also has many things that you can touch and interact with. My family went there without knowing it was the museums anniversary. A very nice lady made delicious homemade ice cream and homemade blueberry and apple cobbler. They also have another building with lots of cool information and old machines about the cotton... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great place to learn about the history of Arkansas and its many animals, all on display. A lot of live small fish, snakes, alligators, etc. Nice gift shop. Staff is very friendly and helpful with questions. Nice area map to help visitors find their way around the area.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is an attractively organized and displayed museum with a lot of information available in stacks and so on. It has visual displays as well. Well worth the time to visit.

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Jobstown, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This attraction is well worth the time to explore the outbuildings, including the oldest standing building in Little Rock, dating from the 1820's. The grounds are beautiful. This tour is a fascinating look into early Arkansas life.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We got there too late and only got to enjoy the grounds for about 30 minutes before they closed it up. There was very little to none help inside - we never figured out where and what the museum inside was. Loved the gift shop tho

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Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic exhibits. Had my mom who uses a walker and we were added to a tour of 4th graders. There were about 4 other couples also added to tour. The staff took time to be sure everyone got to see their items. The kids were super well behaved wish I knew what school and I would tell them. Don't miss... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am currently on a field trip with my daughter (as we speak!). The men that are doing the reenactments are extremely Rude. Several times they have basically told this group of 10 years olds to "shut up!" Although I love visiting Arkansas State museums and Parks We WILL NOT be back! What a disappointment! I'm hoping that you guys... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So much to see here, a great collection of historical items from Arkansas and the history of the State, the staff is very friendly and knowledgable , a must see while in the area , walking distance to several other historical sites

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Additional Information about Historic Arkansas Museum

Address: 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number: 501-324-9351
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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