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Address: 95 S Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3600
Phone Number: +1 479-253-9417
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The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the...

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic district at 95 S. Main in Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs, (Carroll County), and surrounding areas. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings, and other artifacts are on display.

We offer a newly renovated main floor with new exhibits that tell the story of Eureka Springs. We also have a second floor with more exhibits, as well as an Art Gallery that features local artists that helped start the artist boom in Eureka Springs.

ESHM is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and does not receive funds from state or city taxes. The museum's income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships which are open and available to all interested persons.

We are open from 9:30am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday.

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Enjoyed visiting the museum. Great exhibits & art from local artists. Staff went out of her way to accommodate us.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
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Seminole, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this museum during a rainy day in Eureka Springs. Very surprised at how much I learned about the history of the area.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

There are many interesting things to learn about. They had some of the early hand made tools,the early phone equipment from the Crescent Hotel,and items from the early schools,and much more.

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Spring Branch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the museum. Great exhibits & art from local artists. Staff went out of her way to accommodate us.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

They've done a nice job of bringing their story to life. I think it was just a few dollars to go through and a good stop for a first time visitor.

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Somerville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Good way to learn something about Eureka Springs. Nice museum. Doesn't take long and answer questions abot how the city came to be.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Very nice staff! $5 to go through. The upstairs had interesting things to see. Downstairs was more reading boards.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is a very nice small museum with lots of great information about Eureka Springs. We wish the place had more room for more displays. What they have is very nice and is nicely presented.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We did learn some interesting facts about Eureka Springs here but I didn't leave feeling like it was worth the visit. Instead, take a narrated van or tram tour.

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Thank KMelms
Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is special place to find displays from local artists, books about local history, and friendly staff to answer your questions.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind reading a lot of vignettes this little museum will help you learn a bit more about Eureka Springs. We had already done two tours, so we found the stories of famous locals most interesting.

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