Our Mission

The mission of this history and historic site museum is to communicate the early history of Arkansas and its creative legacy through preserving, interpreting, and presenting stories and collections for the education and enjoyment of the people we serve.

About Us

Historic Arkansas Museum invites you to come in and step back into Arkansas frontier history. Tour the museum's historic grounds and visit a pre-civil war neighborhood, including the oldest home still standing in Little Rock and the site where William Woodruff once printed the Arkansas Gazette. Interact with a living history character and see first-hand how early residents lived. Inside the Museum Center, explore Arkansas made art and artifacts in four exhibit galleries, see contemporary Arkansas art in the Trinity Gallery, and watch kids having fun in the interactive children's gallery. Shop for quilts and other contemporary crafts in the Museum Store, and see the award-winning introductory video in the theater.

The museum celebrates Arkansas history and heritage year round with annual heritage events and festivities, and living history reenactments. Do you know the history of the Bowie Knife in Arkansas? Come see one of our most popular exhibits.

Formerly Arkansas's Territorial Restoration - at Historic Arkansas Museum we're still doing great things with Arkansas's past. Make your place in Arkansas history and join the fun today.