• Front facade of Little Rock Central High School

    Little Rock Central High School

    National Historic Site Arkansas

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  • Restricted Access to Central High School

    All park visitors, including tour buses, must park in the Visitor Center parking lot at 2120 West Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Street parking is reserved for Little Rock School District buses and parents. Visitors may enter the school only on guided tours.

  • Holiday Closings

    The National Historic Site Visitor Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1. The Visitor Center may close at 2:30 PM on the day before each of these federal holidays. The Visitor Center number is 501.374.1957.

For Kids

Learn more about the people who made history at Little Rock Central High School. Download a Jr. Ranger booklet and click on the links on this page for more information.

 
Summer field school participants at Central High.

Summer Field School, 2005.

NPS Photo.

Participants in the Summer Field School program pose with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey inside of Central High.

 
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Front page of the latest issue of the Jr. Ranger Gazette.
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Did You Know?

Segregationist card distributed after Minnijean Brown's expulsion

Minnijean Brown, one of the nine African American students who desegregated Central High School in 1957, was expelled in February 1958 for retaliating against repeated harassment. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site