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.
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.
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.
Participants in the Summer Field School program pose with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey inside of Central High.
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Did You Know?
In 1999 the Little Rock Nine each received the Congressional Gold Medal-our nation's highest civilian honor-for their efforts to desegregate Little Rock Central High School. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site