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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
+1 501-374-1957
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A must see!!!

Although the high school itself was closed, the exhibit was thought provoking. I didn’t think it... read more

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I'm a teacher, so I see the struggles we still have with equality in our schools daily. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus, at 2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which need to be reserved in advance to guarantee participation. Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School, leading to federal intervention by order of President Dwight Eisenhower.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the high school itself was closed, the exhibit was thought provoking. I didn’t think it was worth going to be great because school was out however it was awesome!!! I loved this museum! We went back twice. The things the 9 students had to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm a teacher, so I see the struggles we still have with equality in our schools daily. The exhibits gave great historical context and the ranger was helpful with all our questions. The only disappointment was there were no tours since school was out for...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we could not tour Central High School the day we were there, the visitor's center does an excellent job of providing all the documentation, video clips and historical memorabilia needed to present a full picture and understanding of the Little Rock 9 and their...More

Thank Gjr47
Reviewed 1 week ago

An event in history many younger people have no idea about. The museum at the Visitor Center does a good job of telling the story and the continuation of the story. Not sure how you are able to visit the school itself as it was...More

Thank Bev R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an important time in our history and the tour and museum here provide useful information to bring that period to life. The guides are knowledgeable, warm and engaging. I highly recommend the tour.

Thank Teresa2012
Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to join our rangers for a walking tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually touring the High School, now a school of the arts, must be set up ahead of time but there is an excellent Visitor Center across the street which I highly recommend to get an overall picture of what happened here.

Thank SGKCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the museum is not huge, it is very informative of a dark time in Little Rock history. Displays are insightful and very well done. (Lest we forget...) worth visiting, good place to bring out of town visitors.

Thank lucybrown000
Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our site. We greatly appreciate locals bringing their out of town guests to the National Historic Site.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not tour the school, but the visitor's center is the best I have ever seen. The displays and especially the films were excellent.

Thank AnitaS369
Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the films.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the visitor's center and it was late in the day. I am a teacher so it kind of gave me goose bumps to stand on the spot where so much history had happened. The high school was an imposing structure. What an...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just a couple of hours in Little Rock. This site takes just about an hour to visit. My wife and 13-year old son were not familiar with the story of Little Rock Central High. The visitor center had some amazing photos of what...More

Thank scrom1970
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Sharon B
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Response from mjodim | Property representative |
Call the Nationsl Park Service Visitor Center at 501-374-1957, between 9am and 4:30 Cental Time, to reserve your space on a walking tour as soon as you have your travel date set. There is no minimum number of people for a... More
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