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Old State House Museum

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300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Quirky museum

The history of this building and its rescue is interesting in itself. Coupled with a broad range... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Free museum

A free museum in the old capital building. Very little remains in terms of state house... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
Houston, Texas
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this building and its rescue is interesting in itself. Coupled with a broad range of exhibits this made for a fascinating visit. We especially enjoyed the Ed Stilley exhibition.

Thank DoloresCheshire
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

A free museum in the old capital building. Very little remains in terms of state house furnishings, but there is an interesting history museum housed inside. Parking was very difficult, but the hotel right next door had public access garage parking for a reasonable rate.

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a free museum to visit. It is really cool to visit and has things set up just like they would have been when this was used as the capital. There are cool displays upstairs including some traveling and temporary exhibits. We got to...More

Thank Kimberly Y
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Lots of interesting items from various places. ancient artifacts dating from 3,000 B.C. to modern times. Section on early native Americans, Spanish conquest, American Civil War and WW I and II. Something for everyone, Handicap accessible, helpful staff that will provide wheelchair, if needed and...More

Thank Hallhouse38
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We took the kids here several times and we learned new things each time. The boys really enjoy going there.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed June 7, 2017

It is walking distance from the Capitol Hotel. We had breakfast there and then buzzed over for the walk. The first lady dresses were cool. The plaques in the courtyard, the redone center fountain, the history of the builiding are all interesting. They also had...More

1  Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed May 30, 2017

As I was staying at the Doubletree next door, this museum was my 1st stop in Little Rock. Not knowing too much about Arkansas history, I found all the exhibits fascinating. I especially enjoyed learning about all the governors & their families & loved the...More

Thank Kanilea361
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This is the former state capitol building of Arkansas. It leans a little too much on the architecture and renovation aspects for my taste but I am sure there are those that love this kind of thing. There is a cabinet of curiosities area on...More

1  Thank MTravi
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Greek Revival architecture of the 19th Century blends beautifully with the "Old Southern" atmosphere of the lawn and river views. A mix of well-maintained History and contemporary functionality blend well. Have visited many times including original "get acquainted" tour to annual Christmas concerts. A lovely...More

Thank SueJoyce55
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We visited the museum on May 17th. We parked the car at the Convention Garage (Main St & 2nd). There is no admission fee. There are different exhibitions: the history of the building, gowns of the First Ladies, the governors, political history of Arkansas and...More

1  Thank AmarilisVos
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