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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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Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a...

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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What a great way to learn about the history of Arkansas

We visited the museum during their annual Holiday open house. Many great volunteers dressed in period costumes brought history to life for everyone who attended. The campus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited the museum during their annual Holiday open house. Many great volunteers dressed in period costumes brought history to life for everyone who attended. The campus consists of various buildings from different periods in Arkansas history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum in down town Little Rock that has a very comprehensive and sensitive display of the indigenous peoples of the region. Well presented with modern day personal accounts. The museum is free every second Friday of the month and also hosts events such as the festive Nog-Off, which we attended. Certainly worth a visit if you... More 

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Round Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This museum was very well displayed. We especially enjoyed all the local artists work and details about them. My son enjoyed the indian displays.

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A new (?) museum with some beautifully presented exhibitions pertinent to Arkansas arts/crafts/painting/etc. Lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Historic Arkansas Museum is a beautiful facility in the heart of downtown Little Rock. The restored homes are beautiful, and the interpreters that give the guided tours are very friendly, informative, and courteous. However, if you are looking for exhibits about the history of the state, you might wish to visit The Old State House or the Arkansas State Capitol,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Happened upon the museum while walking around downtown Little Rock...why not go in? The museum itself is very well kept and the historical houses outside were awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were staying at the Marriott Hotel and I walked to the Museum. It is a very nice tiny Museum. It is free with a little pay if you would like to see the little houses. It was quaint.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

You can actually feel as though you've gone back in time in Arkansas after your visit here! There are so many interesting things to see and experience. Go soon and go often!

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Norfork, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent permanent and other displays. Very good interpreters. Very nice gift shop with outstanding examples of work by Arkansas artisans.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Long-time residents still think of this as the Territorial Restoration, but whatever you call it, it's awesome! History comes alive with period interpreters-- kids love it. The annual Christmas celebration in early December is a must-do for gingerbread, hot mulled cider, and the running of the Christmas beef. Great exhibits year round.

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