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Old State House Museum

300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Nice Museum and Setting

The Old State House was the former state capitol of Arkansas from the 1830s until the new capitol... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
Great old FREE look at early Arkansas history

Great old FREE look at early Arkansas history. Unusual items in the history collection. First... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old State House was the former state capitol of Arkansas from the 1830s until the new capitol building was completed in 1911. The exhibits are well done and the building contains substantial information about Arkansas history. My wife and I spent about an hour...More

Thank AndrewJarret
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old FREE look at early Arkansas history. Unusual items in the history collection. First ladies' gowns. Place Clinton declared for President and Election Night public speech. Early capitol of Arkansas. Well preserved.

Thank jahendren
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many exhibits in this facility that is well maintained. A lot of interesting tidbits of the history of the state of Arkansas.

Thank travelingfriends354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice museum. Parking was a little difficult, as we are not familiar with the area and I drove past it a couple of times before I figured out I had to park in a garage down the street. I enjoyed the museum,...More

Thank KL W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderfully historic structure houses an unusual combination of eclectic exhibits which are both interesting and informative. Highly recommended

Thank chr_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a block from the convention center on the other side of the Marriot the sign free admission caught our eye and we checked it out. The original capitol of Arkansas with some interesting exhibits and a little play space with a train set up...More

Thank homeschools7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was very interesting with lots of character as it was as the name indicates the old state house. Well done displays and at the time I visited, not very crowded

1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth it to stop by and catch some AR history, even if some of it involves the Clintion's (j/k). Could not resist again. It is free and worth it. The Miss America dresses, the First Lady of AR dresses, and the eclectic guitar collection are...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to the Old State House since my sixth grade trip. Historical exhibits change regularly. We really enjoyed the Arkansas First Families exhibit. The grounds are beautiful too. Love the old majestic trees.

Thank ejchron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this building and its rescue is interesting in itself. Coupled with a broad range of exhibits this made for a fascinating visit. We especially enjoyed the Ed Stilley exhibition.

Thank DoloresCheshire
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