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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
+1 501-374-1957
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Cool to see

I went by with my buddy one day. Didn't get to see much but it was cool to be at such an important... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JohnnyPung
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Norwood, Massachusetts
historical site

This is a working high school so it is not completely open, but it is a cool historical site with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James K
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Houston, Texas
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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 Gatson Bates Drive. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which need to be reserved in advance to guarantee participation. Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School, leading to federal intervention by order of President Dwight Eisenhower.
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1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went by with my buddy one day. Didn't get to see much but it was cool to be at such an important place in Civil Rights history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a working high school so it is not completely open, but it is a cool historical site with architecture.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The iconic images of the young African American students walking amidst a jeering and hateful crowd of white people is seared in my memory. I'm a white 61 year old woman, who only now realizes how deeply I was shielded most of my life from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes. It lives up to the hype. Best education, sports, and scholarships. Thank you God and the Little Rock Nine.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of this historic school. Best part is going inside the school. Plus its free! Great hearing recounts of the events back then. A wonderful and educational activity.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

I love architecture and this building is awesome. I would have loved to go inside but the building was not open and I'm not sure they allow you to turn the building. The history center across the street gives you all the information on the...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Please visit. Talk to the people and the tour guides. Take time to listen, watch and read. We were so moved by the significance of this high school and the visitors centre. My highlight of Arkansas.

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our site and recommending it to others.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

By the time we got over to Central high the rain had started so we didn't spend alot of time here. Took lots of pictures though and really enjoyed the area diagonally across from the school (commerative garden) where there are arched pillars with pictures...More

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Like many inner-city neigbhorhoods, Central High Neighborhood has gone through changes over the years. There are several homes that have been restored and several more in the process. Thank you for visiting the site and taking the time to explore.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This is a National Park's Foundation site and well worth your time. The visitor's center gives a very good overview of the events leading to integration of this school in 1958. You can't help but be impressed with the incredible bravery of the "Little Rock...More

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. The Little Rock Nine are an amazing group. It was an honor to have 8 of them present in September 2017 to mark the 60th Commemoration of their desegregation of Central High.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Another fantastic job by the national parks service. The interactive museum was incredibly well set up. There was a ton of information that entertained and told the entire story of de-seg in Little Rock. So much I never knew.

Thank William S
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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience.

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Sharon B
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Response from mjodim | Property representative |
Call the Nationsl Park Service Visitor Center at 501-374-1957, between 9am and 4:30 Cental Time, to reserve your space on a walking tour as soon as you have your travel date set. There is no minimum number of people for a... More
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