Restricted Access to Central High School
All visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2120 West Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Do NOT park in front of Central High School or at the Magnolia Gas Station. Reservations are required to tour the school.
Distance Learning Opportunities
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.
Follow this link to access the Ball State University Electronic Field Trip (EFT) about the Little Rock Nine. The EFT has a complete curriculum website for teachers with lesson plans and other educational content for students. Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Learn more about another community that closed its schools to prevent integration.
Click here to view documents and resources about school desegregation in Norfolk, VA from Old Dominion University.
Did You Know?
In 1957 President Eisenhower sent soldiers into Arkansas to enforce the federal court's order to desegregate Central High - becoming the first president since Reconstruction to use federal troops to support African American civil rights. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site