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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1608
Phone Number: 501-324-9351
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a...

Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more.

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A Wonderful Way To Experience Little Rock History

I have visited this museum twice over the years and enjoyed it each time. You first enter a large and modern information center, museum complex and gift shop where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Monroe, Louisiana
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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum twice over the years and enjoyed it each time. You first enter a large and modern information center, museum complex and gift shop where knowledgeable people stand ready to help you. In this building you can find wonderful exhibits about the history of Little Rock and the lady who first set this downtown block aside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped to see an artist friend's exhibit here on a friday morning. Free admission to the areas I wnated to see. It's a city block or two with all kinds of different displays. An outdoor area reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg. I was in the art gallery and historic areas. Two levels with classrooms areas. Nice and modern. staff very... More 

Thank nick4554
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the cannon ball stuck in the foundation wall , to the explanations of life at the time- it was an informative stroll. The design is a wonderful example of old homes from the period - the closed breezeway and stair well - with large rooms off each side. the grounds and outbuildings were well kept, too. For someone who... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a short film, we were taken on a tour of the old historic houses located on the grounds. The guide was knowledgeable and full of good information. Worth the small admission charge.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The name of this place in and of itself had me so excited to check it out and learn about a different states history.....needless to say, this was a let down. Now let me be honest, we only viewed the indoor exhibits, since it was extremely hot out the day we visited, but I don't think even the outdoor buildings... More 

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Calhoun, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

we enjoyed our visit to the museum. The kids had fun exploring the houses outside, and we enjoyed the variety of things to view inside. It was very nice!

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This Museum was once known as the Arkansas Territorial Restoration. It began years ago when some buildings in the downtown Little Rock were slated for demolition since they had fallen into decay. Local historians and preservationists decided to raise money to save these buildings from demolition, and create a museum dedicated to Arkansas history in the 19th century. There are... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I truly enjoyed my visit here. Lots of information about the area and how Little Rock came to be. Well worth the trip in.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Although I've lived in Arkansas for several decades, I had never been to the Historic Arkansas Museum. A friend and I visited for the purpose of seeing a new exhibit, Hugo & Gayne Preller's House of Light, which opened in April. The museum is tucked away inconspicuously at a major intersection downtown, is easy to get to, and there is... More 

Thank SuePete
Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is nice little musuem. It has some artifacts inside, including a excellent collection of bowie knives and a well done native american exhibit. This is not a museum that explains arkansas history. If you go, then the tour of the historical houses is great if you love history. Except for one, they lay on the same foundation they were... More 

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