Old State House Museum, Little Rock

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  • Visit for many reasons. History happened here. This was here during the Trail of Tears, during the Civil War, and in events today. Inside, exhibits speak on a variety of Arkansas topics from bicycles ...  more »
  • A wonderful exhibit of creativity and faith. Ed believes he was told by God to make instruments and give them to children. With no money or knowledge he started a 25 year quest and the results are ama...  more »
  • I love architecture and old building. I really enjoyed this building and the old furnishing. Lots of historical information of Arkansas is provided as well. Also, I was there right after Christmas and...  more »
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  • Free entry, but you should leave a donation in the box. Great museum housed in what used to be the old capitol building/governor's mansion. Excellent displays of the history of the building and Arkansas government. Also contains exhibits on natural history, paleontology, cultural artifacts dating to antiquity from many cultures, a big machine gun confiscated from the back of Bonnie & Clyde's car, and a kid friendly selfie booth. There are also displays of ball gowns from former Arkansas first ladies including Hillary Clinton and a room full of memorabilia from each Arkansas governor's election campaign. And, of course, there is a display dedicated to the Clinton presidential campaign. The museum also a railroad room for children and revolving exhibits of state artists/notables. When we went, there was a display of guitars from an Arkansas guitar maker. Highly recommended for a low cost (or free if you're truly strapped) outing with the kids or without. Front yard and fountain is excellent for bridal and other photos.
  • This place has a great history tour at no cost. Must call ahead for reservations. The tour guides really know the history of this building and those whom served in it. If this review helped you, please give me a like!
  • It was free and full of cool information. Located right next to my hotel. The volunteers were cool and gave me advice on more places to go.
  • What a treasure for our state! Incredible history. Wonderful building. Very helpful staff. Please go see this site.
  • When I came here, I thought they would have a more vibrant view into Arkansas history and the rooms looking like they were in the 19th century. I felt like they turned it into a convention center. They had a lot of traveling exhibits. That was not what I came for. However, they had a faint view in a room that did not look like the 19th century and the old House and Senate chambers.
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