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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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I am 60 and it is hard to believe how much has changed in 60 years, yet how much work there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dukedoggie
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
The "iconic high school"

Pleased to see that the Nat'l Park Svc ("NPS") has established this as a historic, registered... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dennis S
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Indio, California
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am 60 and it is hard to believe how much has changed in 60 years, yet how much work there is still to do for racial harmony. It took armed federal soldiers to escort 9 African American kids into high school 60 years ago....More

Thank dukedoggie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pleased to see that the Nat'l Park Svc ("NPS") has established this as a historic, registered landmark. There is an excellent visitor center, organized by the NPS, and we suggest the 12-minute introductory movie definitely be seen by all. A (short) walk to the front...More

Thank Dennis S
Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. National Historic Sites are actually units of the National Park Service - like National Battlefields, National Rivers, National Recreation Areas, National Memorials, National Monuments, and, well, National Parks. Central High's school campus is also a National Historic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Contrary to the belief that some of the private high school are better, this is the best high school in the city. I sent both my kids to Central high and they were kept challenged, motivated and engaged by their wonderful teachers as well as...More

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This year Little Rock Central High School celebrates the 90th anniversary of the school building's dedication as Little Rock Senior High and 60 years of desegregation as Little Rock Central High. Throughout its history, Little Rock Central has been known for its academic excellence. As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It gave me chills to be standing on the grounds that I had only heard about up until this point. It was a joy to be there and see the gas station that is still standing along with the information that had so much to...More

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to experience the National Historic Site. Place based learning is one of the many reason's to visit national parks. We love having teachers visit and hope they share their experience with their students. Forty-four teachers were fired during the Little Rock...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, impressive building... worth it to stop and snap a few pictures! Always take visiting friends and family by Central High.

Thank ALads713
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great reminder of an ugly footnote in our nations history. Without this marker, we might soon forget how far we've come and how far we still have to go. You'll be amazed at the love you feel from everyone there visiting and reflecting on...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is across the street from the actual Central High School. With a short documentary and several TV sets explaining the events of the Central High Crises it is very hard to not get angry. However I also shows how progress is being made....More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've taken family and friends to see the Civil Rights Museum and Central High School Experience, and we would highly recommend it. The 1957 school year at LRCHS is a dark part of Little Rock's history, but this museum handles it well, and it's important...More

Thank davidH4482DS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Little Rock Central High School visitor center on a tour of national landmarks. The center is very nice and offers a lot of information, however it was a lot of reading for our 5 and 8 yr old to complete the Junior...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic and free museum. It is easy to find and located near the state capitol building, with plenty of parking. I would suggest putting this on your must-see list. Both the grounds and building are well-preserved.

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Sharon B
April 21, 2015|
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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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