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“Nice display of Arkansas history (and it's free!)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old State House

Old State House
300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201
501 324 9685
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Ranked #10 of 51 attractions in Little Rock
Type: History Museums, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
Newbern, Tennessee
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“Nice display of Arkansas history (and it's free!)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

The Old State House makes for both an educational stop, as well as a scenic one. Inside one will find various displays of Arkansas history, along with the large rooms that the legislators used. One of these rooms has been restored. Also included is a small kids area where they can dress up in various outfits.

The museum is located on the western end of Little Rock's riverwalk (though the riverwalk is a bit of a walk to get to behind the structure). It's free, and well worth a stop while in Little Rock.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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“Worth a visit for local history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2007

The political exhibits were not particularly interesting, but the quilt exhibit ("A Piece of My Soul") was incredibly moving. Combining the quilts with period rooms of furniture that situate the quilts in the setting in which they were used, and including paintings of people picking cotton and making quilts made it a poignantlly contextualized experience.

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Southwest Virginia
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2006

This is a must see attraction for anyone visiting Little Rock. A beautiful and stately building on the outside, the museum inside offers an outstanding opportunity to reflect on the History of Arkansas. Great Place.

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“Exellent Overview of Arkansas History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2004

The Old Statehouse was a very interesting place to visit. I spent about 2 hours there and was very impressed. In addition to exhibits on the history of Arkansas, there were exhibits on celebrities who were born in the state. I also enjoyed the exhibit of gowns worn by the first ladies of Arkansas. The upper floor has been restored to show how it looked when the early state legislature was located there.

The setting of the Old Statehouse was beautiful. It sits on the bank of the Arkansas River. I highly recommend this stop to all visitors.

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