Tours & Programs


The Old State House Museum offers a variety of ways for visitors to experience Arkansas history. You can take a guided tour or you can wander through the museum at your own pace with a self-guided tour map or cell phone tour guide, or you can schedule a group tour. We also offer a variety of programs for groups of all ages.

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Field Trips

The museum offers many programs for schools, other groups and organizations. This includes many of our most popular in-museum programming as well as some offered only as education programs. All education programs are free of charge and the Education Department will travel anywhere in the State of Arkansas, in person or virtual. For a complete list of field trip programs, click here.

Self-Guided Tours

This tour option is great for groups of less than 10 people, families with small children, or people with a limited amount of time. No reservations are needed for self-guided tours.

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Old State House Summer Camp 2022

During this year’s Summer Camp, we will explore "Play it Loud! Concerts at Barton Coliseum." The week-long camp will feature a look at many of the bands who performed at Barton, the different genres of music like rock, country, soul, pop, and rhythm and blues, and how music and culture changed from the 1950s to the present day. Hands-on and interactive activities will take place daily. All supplies are provided by the museum. 

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