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Old State House Museum

300 W Markham St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Tue 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Explore and Discover Arkansas' History”

The Old State House Museum is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Construction on the building began in 1833 and was declared complete in 1842. The building was commissioned by Territorial Governor John Pope, who selected Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock (who previously designed the Kentucky state capitol building) to create plans for the Arkansas capitol. Shryock chose the Greek Revival style, then a popular design for public buildings, for Arkansas's new capitol. The original plans were grand and too expensive for the young territory's finances. Consequently, the plans were changed by George Weigart, Shryock's assistant, who oversaw construction at the Little Rock site.

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Old State House Museum

300 W Markham St
Little Rock, Arkansas
72201 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Free Parking
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