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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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Wonderful walk through early LR history.

The art museum was super. Variety of AR artists and excellent displays of native American art. The tours of the mid-1800 homes and buildings was so interesting. Excellent tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Davis, California
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art museum was super. Variety of AR artists and excellent displays of native American art. The tours of the mid-1800 homes and buildings was so interesting. Excellent tour guide.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank Silks P
Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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