• 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.

Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides

Lesson 1 "All the World is Watching Us": The Crisis at Little Rock Central High School, 1954-1957.
Lesson 2 Daisy Lee Gatson Bates
Lesson 3 "Great things happen in small places..." Government Authority and Civil Rights Activism in Arkansas (1954-1959)
Lesson 4 You're the Justice! A Landmark Case in Supreme Court History
Lesson 5 Teaching Empathy: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Lesson 6 Every Person Has a Story of Courage: The Little Rock Nine
Lesson 7 The Fourteenth Amendment
Lesson 8 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lesson 9 Desegregation: Past, Present, and Future

Lesson 11 American Indians and the 14th Amendment

In Commermoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial

Lesson 10 Civil War to Civil Rights

Lesson 12 Harriet Tubman: Women and the Civil War

2010 Constitution Day Activities - Click here to download activities and ideas for Constitution Day, September 17th.

Curriculum Guide Civil Rights Curriculum 1700-1900 (for Civics)

Did You Know?

Congressional Gold Medals presented to the Little Rock Nine

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