October 1st – Mount Holly Cemetery, Broadway Street, Little Rock; Sandwiching in History Tours will continue to be virtual this year with a line up of unique sites from around our state. These tours premiere on Facebook the first Friday* of each month at noon and are archived on our YouTube channel.
*Dates can vary so please see calendar for specific information.
Often referred to as the Westminster Abbey of Arkansas, Mount Holly Cemetery is the final resting place of many well-known Arkansans. This includes eleven Arkansas governors, thirteen state Supreme Court Justices, four US Senators, and twenty-one Little Rock Mayors. The cemetery was created in 1843, on land covering four square blocks in downtown Little Rock and includes some earlier grave markers that were moved to the site from older area cemeteries.
This historic cemetery includes excellent examples of a wide variety of funerary art and iconography and is a peaceful oasis in the center of the busy city.