Plan Your Visit

Historic Arkansas Museum is a historic site museum of Arkansas's frontier days and a modern museum of Arkansas history. Explore restored antebellum homes on their original block, including the c. 1827 Hinderliter Grog Shop, Little Rock's oldest surviving structure.

Travel back in time as you encounter living history performers portraying original residents. Learn about the adventures of Captain McVicar at the Gold Rush or witness how William Woodruff published the Arkansas Gazette with his printing press.

Inside the Museum Center, explore eight galleries and Arkansas's premier collection of Arkansas Made decorative, mechanical and fine arts objects. Learn about Arkansas's first peoples in the permanent exhibit, We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas or sharpen your memory of Arkansas's most famous weapon, the Bowie Knife or Arkansas Toothpick, in The Knife Gallery.

In addition to permanent and temporary historical exhibits, view the works of contemporary Arkansas artists through revolving exhibitions, bring the kids to play in the interactive Sturgis Children's Gallery and shop for unique Arkansas Made gifts, books and educational materials in the Museum Store.

Historic Arkansas Museum, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.