Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock
Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
Learn about one of the most trying times in the nation's history at Little Rock Central High School, the scene of many tense moments in the battle to desegregate America's public education. In 1957, the first black students enrolled at the school, but were blocked on orders of the governor and later escorted to class under the protection of U.S. Army troops. Join a guided tour, led by a park ranger, and see the sites and settings of those pivotal moments as you wander the school and delve deeper into its history and context. Be sure to make a tour reservation ahead of time, as that's the only way to access the site and space is limited. For Little Rock Central High School and beyond, use our Little Rock itinerary maker to get the most from your Little Rock vacation.
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Superb displays, videos, photos, interviews with the Little Rock 9 now, 59 years later. Very emotionally engaging and informative. Seeing the exterior of this huge, beautiful high school, and watching... read more »
We met our guide at the Visitor's Center and took the free 1 1/2 hour tour of the school, school grounds, nearby memorial garden and a video documentary of that time. Our guide gave us a wonderful exp... read more »
This site is well worth your time and effort. Easy to get to, plenty of parking, and many displays with archival photos and videos. Every citizen should learn about - and honor - the Little Rock Nine ... read more »
The museum and information here was great, super interactive, and even my anti-museum teen brother was able to find something interesting to learn about. The park rangers were super friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, while inside my bicycle was stolen right off of my car rack by local kids! It was caught on security camera, but not with enough detail to identify them. Purely by luck and because of the amazing park ranger was my bike recovered a couple hours later, but the fact that it was stolen, even for a time, put a damper on my overall experience at this historic site. If not for that, this would have been a five star site.
An excellent interpretive center. If you go, be sure to watch all the videos, they are quite compelling. I would give it 5 stars, but it needs information on the aftermath of desegregation, at the very least, in Little Rock and the years after the "nine" made their courageous stand!
I definitely think this place is a must stop if you are in Little Rock. It is a big part of US History, big things happened here. I think it's very cool that the outside of the school as well as the rest was so well maintained and that there is a museum here. The structure of the school itself is massive when you actually walk up to it. You don't realize how many steps there are until you are looking up the stairs. It was a good experience to come by here.
Very good park, the museum is fantastic and the building is beautiful. You have to go through the tour with a ranger and we did not have the time to do that but it was still very good.
SO MANY WELL-BEHAVED STUDENTS AT THIS SCHOOL!!!!! THIS SCHOOL IS EVEN WELL-BEHAVED THAN HALL HIGH & THANK GOD I CHOSE THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE THIS IS A PERFECT FIT FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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