Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum is home to an historic city block including the oldest building in Little Rock, an 1850s Farmstead, galleries of Arkansas Made art and history ranging from indigenous Arkansans to contemporary artists and artisans. Visit us for unique programming and events!

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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.             

Hours & Admission

Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free museum parking

Galleries: Free
Grounds: Free

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Arkansas Made

Over the past four decades, Historic Arkansas Museum’s Arkansas Made research team has worked tirelessly to transform the cultural image of Arkansas from a crude, backwoods pioneer state to one rich in artistic traditions. Our many years of meticulous research have revealed a multitude of artisans, cabinet makers, silversmiths, potters, fine artists, quilters, and more, working in communities all over the state. The original works of these artisan craftspeople have been the driving force of Historic Arkansas Museum’s mission to collect and preserve Arkansas’s creative legacy. 


We Have an Event Coming Up!

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Virtual 2nd Friday Art Night • On Facebook Live!

  • August 13, 2021
  • 05:00PM - 08:00PM

Join us on Facebook Live for a virtual 2nd Friday Art Night.

History is Served (Curbside!)

  • August 19, 2021
  • 04:00PM - 08:00PM

The 2021 season of History is Served celebrates four iconic foods of Arkansas: strawberries, tomatoes, corn, and apples. Each dinner highlights one of these Arkansas ingredients as our featured chef creates a unique menu inspired by it.

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