Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Little Rock
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. Add Little Rock Central High School and other attractions to your Little Rock trip itinerary using our Little Rock online road trip planner .
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  • Actually touring the High School, now a school of the arts, must be set up ahead of time but there is an excellent Visitor Center across the street which I highly recommend to get an overall picture o...  more »
  • Although the museum is not huge, it is very informative of a dark time in Little Rock history. Displays are insightful and very well done. (Lest we forget...) worth visiting, good place to bring out o...  more »
  • We did not tour the school, but the visitor's center is the best I have ever seen. The displays and especially the films were excellent.  more »
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  • Aside from the historical significance of this place in the Civil Rights movement; the part of this historical site that caught my attention was this historic Mobil Service Station. The station was a gathering place for the media people where they could use the public pay phone to call their stories into their media outlets. However, as a former Marketing Representative of Mobil I was amazed at the attention to detail the renovators put into this magnificent station. It brought back many fond memories of this era in my life.
  • Great opportunity to learn about an historical event and tour the grounds and school. The facilities and grounds are very well kept and the park ranger guide's presentation was informative. The story could probably have been told in less repetitive way and more information could have been included (maybe it's the ranger's attempt to dramatize the story), but the ranger was more than happy to answer questions.
  • Amazing to walk the halls of this historical location. Moving and still relevant. Park Ranger guide was impeccable.
  • This place is historically tie to little rock history. It's definitely a place to visit if you want to enjoy a piece of a historic movement .
  • 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.

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