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Little Rock Central High School

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great American Civil Rights Experience

I visited Central High with my 13 year old son. The ranger gave a very thorough and accurate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cynthia M
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Incredible job done presenting the climate of racial segregation

My husband and I were not prepared for the museum depicting the climate of segregation during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus, at 2120 W. Daisy...more
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1500 S Park St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Central High with my 13 year old son. The ranger gave a very thorough and accurate account of events that transpired around the civil Rights movement relating to the separate-but-equal education ruling being overturned. We were allowed to walk through the school and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were not prepared for the museum depicting the climate of segregation during the sixties. From the moment we walked into the Museum and was greeted by Randy, the docent at the Museum, I knew that this was going to be an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Little Rock Central High School National HIstoric Site. We are happy that you took the time to explore the museum exhibits in the site's National Park Visitor Center and recommend it to others. We will pass your complements on to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Disgusting is the word that came mind learning of the actions of then Governor Faubus in leading the resistance to integrating Central High, many actions of the Board of Education including the firing of 44 teachers and administrators suspected of supporting integration, the Mothers’ League...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to really explore Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and for sharing your experience to inspire others.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You need an appointment via the National Park Service to have the tour of the school. The park building ( across the street) has a museum which is very well done. This is a very impressive tour and should be on everyone's bucket list.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making the time to experience civil rights history through a free Ranger-led tour. Thank you also for taking the time to recommend this to other visitors.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea about what had happened here in the not-that-distant history! Our ranger/guide was quite informative, and being able to actually tour part of the high school was amazing! Certainly a lot of food for thought about how we treat those different from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your exploring America's civil rights history at Little Rock Central High NHS. Indeed this site does give us much to think about in how we continue to treat others we perceive as somehow different than ourselves.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Halloween Treat !!! Yes we took our tour on Halloween. This was a serious, enlightening, and gut wrenching tour. Our tour guide was fantastic. She grew up in Arkansas during the period and her father was mobilized as part of the Nation Guard activation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to explore America's civil rights history with a tour of Little Rock Central High NHS. LR Central students today are living history. Happy that you were able to take the Ranger led tour at a time when the spirit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic high school and museum in Little Rock needs to be on everyone's to-do list, so Americans will never forget the fight forged decades ago to create equal educational opportunities for young people. If you don't know the individual stories of the nine teens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and recommending this National Park site to others.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The school was closed on Saturday because it is an active, open school. We walked around the grounds and went into the museum. We ended up watching the lengthy set of videos on the situation, which I never do at a museum, but these were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to explore the history of Central High's desegregation and sharing your experience. As you noted this is active history. There are many more layers to the civil rights struggle for equitable access to educational opportunities than what the media projected...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to do the walking tour so much information. I’m very glad we got a chance to learn more about the High and being there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ranger M, ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting your National Park sites and taking the time to explore it with one of our rangers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Little Rock Central High School National Historic Park is an excellent memorial to the terrible events that occurred there. Well done presentation.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our site and taking the time to recommend it to others.

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Stowing valuables out of site and locking your doors is a recommended practice for all travelers, everywhere. We strive to make all our national park sites safe places, but sometimes need to remind visitors National Parks... More
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It was about 2 hours. Well worth it!
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