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 only enter Central 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.
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
Did You Know?
When it was built in 1927, the American Institute of Architects named Central High School, "The Most Beautiful High School in America." Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site