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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 USA

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Opens Sun 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
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  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“A pivotal moment in civil rights”

Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School. This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which need to be reserved in advance to guarantee participation.

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Reviewed by
paige.abernathy

  • 10 Reviews
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June 29, 2017
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth the stop! Walking around the campus, you can just feel the history that took place. The visitor center across the street was so neat, it is kind of like a mini museum. And a gift shop too. The school itself is massive and something to see.

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CostumeQueen15

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March 20, 2017
Rated 4.0

The visitor center is located across the street and corner from the high school itself. I agree it is well worth the visit. What an amazing school and what amazing history!

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MelissaBustos

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June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

So worth your time!!!

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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street
Little Rock, Arkansas
72202 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Thu: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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