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.

Summer Camp

June 24-28 | 8 AM - 12 PM
Registration: $75
Grades Rising: 3rd - 9th

Deadline to register is Friday, June 14, 2024. (Registration is required)


We'll immerse ourselves in the “Forty Years in the Woods: The Botanical Drawings of Kent Bonar” exhibit, exploring native Arkansas plants and their medicinal uses. Discover the work of early Arkansas naturalists and the state's diverse ecosystems. You'll learn how to press flowers, mount plant specimens, and keep a nature journal. We'll also identify trees, enjoy guest speakers, play games, and participate in interactive activities. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with nature and history!


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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