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Arkansas Post Museum
Five buildings make up this
complex of the southern Grand Prairie history.
Located at 5530 Highway 165 South, in Gillett, AR.
Arkansas Post National Memorial
The French trading post was settled in 1686 was
the first permanent European colony in the Mississippi River
Valley. Watch out for alligators. The entrance to the
park is off of Arkansas state road 169 about 9 miles south
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
With over 15,000
artifacts and dioramas depicting the early history of life
on the Arkansas Grand Prairie, the museum features several
historic buildings and insight into early rice farming in
Baxter County Heritage Museum [History
Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society offers a
collection of historic records and memorabilia related to
Baxter County. They have also moved some historic
buildings around the county to Cooper Park to create a
pioneer village. The village is comprised of a two log
cabins, a shot-gun style house and the Shady Grove School.
The museum is located at 107 E. Main Street in Gassville,
1875 Peel Mansion
This beautiful 1875 Italianate Mansion was
built by Colonel Samuel West Peel. The farm was
surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The mansion is
furnished with fine period antiques and artifacts and the
gardens offer historic plants of great beauty. Located
at 400 South Walton Blvd. in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Bella Vista Museum
Located at 1885 Bella Vista Way in Bella
the 1896 Rexall Drug Store and Soda Fountain in Rogers, it
is a place to discover the history of Daisy Airguns.
Featured is a collection of antique Daisy Air Rifles and
other related memorabilia. Located at 202 W. Walnut in
Lowell Historical Museum
A place to
discover Lowell's past. Located in downtown Lowell, AR
at 304 Jackson Place.
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Learn about the Civil War Battle of Pea
Ridge which occurred on March 7th & 8th, 1862.
15930 Highway 62
Rogers Historical Museum [Exhibits]
past history of Rogers, AZ at the Rogers Historical Museum.
Visitors may tour the 1895 Hawkins House and researchers
will find a
research library containing books, photographs,
manuscripts, genealogical records and historical documents.
Located at 301 W. Chestnut in Rogers, AR.
Siloam Springs Museum
Eureka Springs Historical District
Eureka Springs Historical Museum
Housed in the
historic three story, 1889 Calif House, the limestone structure
was built using limestone from the White River. The town
of Eureka Springs was known as a Victorian Health Spa with 54
luxury hotels. Calif Spring is one of the many natural
healthful springs located in the town. Exhibits include a
lovely art exhibit and the
Cora Pinkley Call Log Cabin. Stop by to learn about
the early history of this famed area of Arkansas which is
located in the
Eureka Springs Historical District
at 95 South Main Street.
Family Heritage Museum
Six generations of
family heirlooms are on display at the Family Heritage
Museum. View vintage wedding dresses, antique buttons,
dolls, glassware and
other old-time treasures. Take a personal guided tour and
get tips on how to
keep your family's legacy alive. Located at 338 Onyx Cave
Lane in Eureka Springs, AR.
Arkansas State University Museum
Faulkner County Historical Society and Museum
Belle Museum and Chapel
Devoted to the
preservation and exhibit of the history of Charleston and
Franklin County, Arkansas, the museum is rich in historical
artifacts and family history. The chapel was built car
1920 and still serves a church today. Located on Main
Street in Charleston, AR.
Hot Springs National Park
Museum, Inc. of Paragould
Features 14 rooms of Greene County history. Located at 130
S. 14th Street in Paragould, AR. 72450. Phone
Confederate State Capitol
Old Washington Historic State Park
[Tour The Town]
[Confederate State Capitol]
With over 30 restored historical buildings,
it is easy to get lost in the past in this lovely setting.
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is located here and
provides resources for history and genealogy research.
Just a few of the historic buildings include the 1836
Hempstead Courthouse, Trimble House, Crouch House, a
blacksmith shop, the Block-Catts House. You will even find
carriage rides available.
Old Independence Regional Museum
Housed in an old 1936 building erected by the
WPA, the history museum is focused on the history of old
Independence County which once included today's counties of
Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion,
Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White and Woodruff. Located at 380
S. Ninth Street in Batesville, AR.
Jacksonport State Park [Photos]
Arkansas Railroad Museum
Marks' Mills Battlefield & Cemetery
Bluff / Jefferson County Historical Museum
Housed inside the
restored Union Station train depot, the museum features
historical artifacts for the Civil War, World War I, WW2,
and the Victorian era related to the history of Pine Bluff /
Jefferson County. Located at 201 East 4th in Pine
Clover Bend Farmstead
Arkansas Historic Wine Museum
Preserving the history of wine-making in
Arkansas, the museum offers a glimpse into the past with it's
display of wine making equipment, records and photographs.
With over 150 Arkansas wineries, the state has a heritage of
early wine-making. Visit the
Wine Cellars while you are there.
Located on Highway 22 in Carbon City, AR.
Lonoke County Museum [Pictures]
Mountain Village 1890 [E-Tour]
This historic re-creation of an early Ozark
village pays tribute to the pioneers who settled here.
Containing 11 historic buildings which have been moved to
the site from all over the Ozark mountains area, they are
authentic as well as their contents. Structures
include cagins, a depot, a bank, blacksmith and coffin shop,
a church and others. Located near Bull Shoals Lake and
Bull Shoals Caverns at 1011 C. S. Woods Blvd in Bull
Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park
Heritage House Museum
Nevada County Depot and Museum
Bradley House Museum
Victorian home of Dr. William Bradley is headquarters for the
Newton County Historical Society and the historical museum for
Newton County. Located at 403 West Clark Street in Jasper,
Antebellum and Historic Homes
McCollum - Chidester House
Built in 1847,
the home was originally built for Peter McCollum. In
1859 the house was sold to John Chidester. The home
saw the Civil War come and go and it was in the Chidester
family for over 100 years. Today, it houses the
Ouachita County Historical Society and offers visitors a
glimpse into the past days of Ouachita County, AR. The
home contains many original furnishings and antique
household items. Located at 926 Washington Street in
Perry County Historical Museum
Focus is on the preservation of the history
of Perry County, Arkansas. Housed inside what was once
known as "The American Legion Hut", visitors will find
historical artifacts related to the Perry County's rich
heritage along with unusual items made from antique
airplanes. Located at 408 Main Street on the square in
Crater of Diamonds State Park
The only trip you
can take to the park and find a diamond! There are 37 1/2
acres of ground to search for diamonds which have made this park
famous. Yellow, brown and white diamonds have been found
in this crater of diamonds. The first diamond found was in
1906 by John Huddleston (a local farmer). After it was
decided that mining was not feasible, the park became a tourist
attraction and later a state park in 1972. Located at 209
State Park Road in Murfreesboro, AR.
Prairie County Museum
Features the history of the lower White
River region of Arkansas.
Located at 2009
Main Street in Des Arc, AR.
Arkansas History Commission
National Guard Museum
history of Camp Pike, Camp Robinson and the Arkansas
National Guard. Located at Lloyd England Hall on Camp
Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the museum offers
displays and artifacts from these WWI and WWII military
Arkansas State Capitol [Virtual
Built as a
replica of the US Capitol building, construction of the
Arkansas Capitol was completed in 1915. There are many
memorials and confederate markers on the grounds.
Located on Capitol Avenue in downtown Little Rock, AR.
Brownlee - Noland House
Greek Revival styled house in the Arkansas Territorial
Restoration. Tours are offered. Located at 214
E. Third Street in Little Rock, AR.
Clinton Presidential Center
Historic Arkansas Museum [Photos and Exhibits]
(previously known as the Arkansas Territorial Restoration
Museum) is actually a complex of five restored 19th century
houses located in downtown Little Rock. The oldest
building in Little Rock is the Hinderliter Grog Shop builg
in the 1820s. Other buildings are The Brownlee House,
McVicar House, Plum Bayou Log House and the Old State House.
Featuring a living history program, this is a great way to
get a fascinating glimpse into the early lifestyle of Little
Rock, Arkansas. Located at 200 E. Third Street in
Little Rock, AR.
Little Rock Central High School National Historical Site
Well known in
history as the place of protestation of integration which
occurred in 1957. The Visitors Center is located in an
old Mobil service station on the corner of Daisy L. Gatson
Bates Drive and Park Street in Little Rock, AR.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Operated by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the mission
of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to collect,
preserve, interpret and celebrate Arkansas's African
history, culture and community from 1870 to the present, and
to inform and educate the public about black achievement -
especially in business, politics, and the arts.
Located at 501 W. Ninth St. in downtown Little Rock, AR. For
more information see: History, Photos and Preservation.
Museum of Black Arkansas and Performing Arts Center
Known as EMOBA,
the museum is dedicated to bringing recognition to Afro
Americans who played a significant part in the history of
Arkansas. One goal is to develop a Black Hall of Fame
for black Arkansans. Located at 12th and Louisiana in
Little Rock, AR.
Old State House Museum of Arkansas [Photos]
a National Historic Landmark, the Old State House is the
oldest state capitol west of the Mississippi River which is
still standing. Major collections of Arkansas State
Police artifacts, African-American quilts, Civil War battle
flags and more are included in the exhibits. Located
at 300 West Markham in Little Rock, AR.
District Map in PDF format]
Known as the
most historic portion of Little Rock, preservation of these
fine old homes has been the focus of the Quapaw Quarter
Association. Historic homes in this area include the
Daniel-Peloubet House, Bartlett Cottage, Routh House, Murphy
House, Elkins House, Rogers House, Augustus Garland House,
William L. Terry House, Prather House, the Cornish House,
Lewis House, Cox-Plunkett-Bateman House and others in the
Trapnall Hall [History]
antebellum home was originally the home of Frederic and
Martha Trapnall. It is located at 423 E. Capitol in
Little Rock, Arkansas. It is available for rental and
serves as a reception hall for the Governor of Arkansas.
Mae Herron Center
Devoted to the preservation and display of
the history of African American people of Randolph County,
AR. Housed in a 1919 building which has served as a
church and a "colored school", the museum contains many
memories of the African Americans of Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Located at 1708 Archer Street in Pocahontas, AR.
Randolph County Heritage Museum
of Pocahontas & Randolph County]
Found in the
historic city square of Pocahontas, AR, the museum contains
artifacts and items related to the history of Randolph
County. Operated by the Five Rivers Historical
Preservation Inc. Located at 106 East Everett Street
in Pocahontas, AR.
Gann Museum [History and Photos]
the historical office of Dr. Dewell Gann Sr., the museum
features the history of Benton and Saline County, Arkansas.
Located at 218 South Market Street in Benton, AR.
Ft. Smith Air Museum
in the new Fort Smith Regional Airport Terminal with over 50
display cases honoring individual aviation pioneers and
military aviators from the western Arkansas and eastern
Fort Smith National Historic Site [History & Photos]
The Fort Smith
National Historic Site holds what remains of two forts.
One can walk along the Trail of Tears, see military exhibits
in the Visitor Center, see the remains of the historical
forts and step back in time to the Civil War, The Mexican
War, and see Judge Parker's restored courtroom and the jail
cells. Located at 301 Parker Avenue in Fort Smith, AR.
Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith Trolley Museum
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St. Francis County History Museum
Arkansas Air Museum
Arkansas Country Doctor Museum
The mission of the museum is to honor,
preserve and educate the public about the history and
heroism of country doctors in Arkansas. Focus is on
the unique history and culture of the Ozark area and the
history of medical practice. Located at 109 N. Starr
Avenue in Lincoln, NE.
Ozark Folkways Heritage Center [History]
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park [Photo Tour]
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
The museum offers
some colorful history of the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.
You will find 6 historical buildings in a park setting.
The include the Cooper Barn, Steele General Store, Dr.
Carter's Office, Ritter-McDonald Cabin, Searcy House, and
others. Located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in Springdale, AR.
Tonitown History Museum [History & Photos]
Washington County Historical Society - Historic sites:
1. Headquarters House Museum
2. Archibald Yell Law Office
3. The Ridge House
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