• 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.

Distance Learning Opportunities

Flyer for distance learning programs.

Would you like to talk to a park ranger before you visit the site? Do you live out of town or out of state? Are you unable to visit the site? Then call (501.374.1957) or email a park ranger to arrange for a distance learning program for your school.

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Did You Know?

Segregationist hate mail sent to vice principal Elizabeth Huckaby

Vice Principal Elizabeth Huckaby's memoir of the 1957 desegregation crisis was made into a television movie starring Joanne Woodward, titled Crisis at Central High. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site