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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
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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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great free museum, and the tour of buildings is interesting too

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer M
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Jennifer M
Williamsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

What a surprise. You need to buy tickets to see the old historic houses ($2.50) but the museum and exhibits are free. WE saw an exhibit of old house hold items and an exhibit of knives and an excellent photography exhibit of a married couple who took photos up and down the mississippi in the 1880's. There is also a... More 

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visited the Historic Arkansas Museum just for something to do on a hot Arkansas day. We were pleasantly surprised that all of the museum was free. We visited the Native American Museum with all the tribes associated with Arkansas represented. Additionally we visited a display of pictures from a family that navigated up and down the Mississippi River in... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were staying in downtown Little Rock and this seemed to be a good place to see something of the State's history and culture. The displays of historic life and reconstructed houses were interesting to tour. The glue work art and the photography from river life were unique and very special. I highly recommend a tour.

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Texarkana,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Historic Arkansas Museum which is located in downtown Little Rock at the intersection of Cumberland and 3rd Street was an unexpected treat. You see we found that they were having a very special exhibit, Hugo & Gayne Preller's House of Light, which runs through October 2016. This exhibit about the Prellers, wandering artists and photographers, captures a glimpse of... More 

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broken bow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were walking around downtown and found this museum. We didn't plan it in our trip but it was very cheap to walk around outside and free for the inside. My 10 yr old loves museums and really enjoyed it. My 4yr (as most) got a little bored. The actors outside were really good and the kids enjoyed that part... More 

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