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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1608
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+1 501-324-9351
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Arkansas History

I always learn something new every time I visit this museum. The indoor aspect of the museum is free. You pay like $2 to go out on the grounds and into the historic buildings they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always learn something new every time I visit this museum. The indoor aspect of the museum is free. You pay like $2 to go out on the grounds and into the historic buildings they have on site.

Thank cmgarland
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good tour. there are two areas the old houses that represent the first block of Little Rock and the Galleries with an American Indian Section, painting, old furniture and a collection of knives. Learned somethings! They called them Bars because they kept the alcohol area behind bars!

Thank Starviagera
Little Rock, AR
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My 3 boys and I visited this museum again to see some new exhibits. They are always changing out the temporary exhibits, so it pays to go back again and again. The Arkansas in WW1 exhibit is good. I wish there had been more artifacts to see, but the information to read was great. There was new artwork in the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very good museum. They have everything you need to know about the area, and more. Exhibitions change and they're not always so closely linked to Little Rock but still professionally gathered and curated. The price is very cheap for what you get and the personnel very kind.

Thank iinen
Bells, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable!! The only downfall is the the cabins across from the museum weren't open.

Thank 35revan
Dongducheon, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The museum grounds is very nice with the out buildings although we weren't able to do the tour as they had school groups the day we visited. The Native American exhibit was very informative and well done however the rest was just galleries that didn't hold much interest. Wish we had chosen a different day to be able to visit... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very well done small city museum. They have some quality items in their permanent collection, and manage to switch up fairly often. I've visited about half a dozen times in the past ten years- hasn't bored me yet.

Thank JandS1992
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

There are two components to this museum. First, free of charge, you can roam around 2 floors of spacious and well laid our exhibits covering the Native American tribes in Arkansas, the Bowie knife, early photography in Arkansas, and state history. Second, for a very nominal charge ($2.50 each), you can get a guided tour of a number of old... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a few hours to kill before our flight out of LIT, and we spotted this as a "free" attraction on Trip Advisor, so we decided to check it out. Spent about an hour browsing the various rooms - enjoyed the mix of native American to Americana. Worth stopping if you have the time!

Thank Show_Biz_Kid
Davis, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

Thank 530mom

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