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Address: 95 S Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3600
Phone Number: 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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Hard to find / spot! Worth the cost if you have time to read most of the written and pictorial history. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour to tour. Parking is dicey and costs if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
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Blanchard, Ok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a quaint establishment. You get to tour at your leisure. There was a lot of time and effort into giving details about the exhibits that are posted with each one for you to read. There are a lot of items to look at. We enjoyed taking a moment to stop and look.

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Thank Crystal S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small museum. Local history, limited artifacts. The signage had good information but it was too small. If time is limited would not bother.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the $5 admission. Interesting. Free 1 hour parking, but you may need more time. Lots of reading. Nothing special, but worth the price. Friendly staff.

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Has some interesting items. Need to build their collection. Good displays, but not enough to justify the entry fee.

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Thank Jan F
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Hard to find / spot! Worth the cost if you have time to read most of the written and pictorial history. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour to tour. Parking is dicey and costs if you can't find a parallel parking space along the street (good luck, there).

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

No walk down Main Street in Eureka Springs is quite complete until you have stepped inside and checked out the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. There is, I believe, something for everyone inside this Main Street treasure

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Thank Imelda C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Lots to learn about this town. The museum is small and features photos, artifacts, and information about the many local artists who have inhabited the area.

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Thank Becky K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It's not fair to call this a Museum. It's more like a Photo Gallery with Articles to Read. The price is too much for what you see. You can walk through the place in 10 minutes.

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Thank Tim R
Niangua, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A nice little museum to visit. Fascinating displays on the history of the area. Very informative and lots of photo opportunities.

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Thank Gladys B
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

There is much to read and I don't like taking all that time. I did enjoy going through it, however. More for the history buff.

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