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Old State House Museum

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Beautiful grounds, beautiful building. Admission is free but they do have a donation jar. Really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon H
Van Buren, Arkansas
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Beautiful Structure

The Old State House Museum have wonderful exhibits. The First Ladys of Arkansas was a phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
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300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, beautiful building. Admission is free but they do have a donation jar. Really liked the room with the governors wives dresses and there are lots of beautiful stairs.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old State House Museum have wonderful exhibits. The First Ladys of Arkansas was a phenomenal exhibit along with African-American Quilts. This facility provides a rich history. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. This is a family friendly space. This is also near several local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

If you’re a white person that live in your past... by all means go...they try to throw in some black history on the visit...but it like saying you have friends that is black...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Very beautiful part of downtown, the old state house is a must see if you are visiting the area. They also offer educational tours!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TomOlson2
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Currently running a first ladies of AR exhibit which was interesting and a Curiosities Museum collection from the University which was pretty neat. The building is beautifully restored and admission is free. There isn't a ton to see so didn't take all that long to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Was shocked to see how this building from the early 1800's was restored and updated to preserve its heritage. A fantastic job by the community to keep its history for generations.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Tour was OK, but not spectacular. Had an odd assortment of collectibles there as well as some interesting history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 79Kran
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Beautiful restoration of the original State House, opening the way for a history lesson. Generally well done. Some of the galleries seem unusual in this setting, though. But architecture and history come together well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

I really found that the Old State House Museum to have many fun exhibits. Enjoyed taking my campers to this facility. They had such a great time.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Much to learn and see here. A very nicely laid out museum with a great collection of quilts, first ladies dresses and political history. Free and self guided- both of which I love!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathryn G
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