Everything About Arkansas State Capitol

Visiting the Little Rock, Arkansas, State Capitol

With a Neo-classical design, the Arkansas State Capitol was constructed about a century ago to serve as US capitol’s replica. Thus, this building was used as a stand in in plenty of movies. The capitol highlights granite from Arkansas, 3 chandeliers, and 6 bronze doors that were all crafted by the Tiffany’s of New York. Moreover, the capitol’s dome has a plated cupola made of 24-karat gold.

What to Know

Built sometime between 1899-1922, the capitol provided over a century of great service since the legislature has met its unfinished structure back in 1911. There are available audio or guided tours inside the capitol. Also, it is exciting to note that the test gardens of the capitol have 51 different kinds of roses.

Permanent Exhibits

  • Building Forever: The Construction Story of the Arkansas State Capitol
  • Legislative Photo Composites
  • Call of Duty: Arkansas at War
  • Mentors and Models
  • Standing for Arkansas
  • Through the Years by the Numbers

The guided tours of the exhibits are free. These tours will usually take only 30 minutes to an hour every Mondays to Fridays.

Available time for tours:

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Capitol Services

  • Capitol Post Office – first floor rotunda (10:00 am – 1:00 pm weekdays)
  • Capitol Gift Shop – first floor rotunda (9:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays)
  • 500 Grill (Capitol café) – lower level (6:00 am – 1:30 pm weekdays)

Business Hours

Sunday:            10:00am – 3:00pm

Monday:            7:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday:           7:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday:      7:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday:          7:00am – 5:00pm

Friday:               7:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday:          10:00am – 3:00pm

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