Getting to Know the Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum | Little Rock, AR |


The Historic Arkansas Museum is celebrating the material and cultural heritage of Arkansas with its 6 galleries of artifacts and arts of Arkansas, Orientation Theater, interactive gallery of children, and a museum store with products of Arkansas and more.

The 4 original Little Rock dwellings on the grounds of the museum provide a professional tour guide setting describing the life on Arkansas frontier. Also, there are costumed Living History performers who portray the early Arkansas.

What to Know

The Territorial Arkansas is being preserved in this commended restoration of the 19th-century homes of Little Rock which includes the oldest building of the city – 1827 Hinderliter Tavern. You can meet characters that were from the past or perhaps see the historic grounds’ pioneer demonstrations.

This museum is one of the country’s greatest Bowie Knife collections, contemporary art gallery, children’s gallery; seasonal special events; Arkansas crafts store. The Arkansas Made Gallery showcases the works that are made in Arkansas.

Permanent Exhibits

  • We Walk In Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw People of Arkansas (Native American Gallery)
  • Sturgis Children’s Gallery
  • The Knife Gallery (Closed for Refurbishment)

Business Hours

Sunday             1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday             9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday            9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday       9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday           9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday                9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday            9:00am – 5:00pm


Galleries:            Free

Ground Tours: *Starting October 2021

Adults – $2.50

65 above – $1.50

18 below – $1.00

Have you visited the Arkansas State Capitol already? If not, then get to know Everything About Arkansas State Capitol in our next blog!

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