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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
9:00 am - 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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nice variety of things to see

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Calhoun, Louisiana
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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Cassie W
Calhoun, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Silks P
Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Rogers, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was not what I expected. If you wanted to learn about the history part of Arkansas you had to pay to see it and there wasn't much to see. There was a free part but it wasn't much. I can say I have been there but wouldn't go back

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Historic buildings, interesting exhibits on Arkansas history, and a nice exhibit on old photography. I liked the museum, but I only gave it three stars because the Sunday we visited there were only 3 homes open. One docent was in place, seemed excited to see us, and eager to explain. The second was just arriving when we walked in and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

They change out the exhibits, so every time we go, it's new. We go every year, it's on the trolley route and it's free, you can't beat that!

Thank Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was our first stop in Little Rock, and it was well beyond our expectations. We had a guided tour of the handful of buildings that pre-date the Civil War and have been preserved/restored. It was a great tour. We spent the remainder of our time in their museum, and we were surprised at how comprehensive it is. It gave... More 

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