• 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.

Oral History

Image of Central High School with text reading, Oral History Highlights, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

Click on the links below to watch the Little Rock Nine and others as they talk about the events of 1957-1959.

The Little Rock Nine Attend Classes

State and Federal Involvement

Student Interaction

 
 

Did You Know?

President Clinton speaks to audience in front of Daisy Bates Home NHL.

The Daisy Bates House in Little Rock is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is the home where the president of the state chapters of the NAACP lived during the desegregation crisis at Central High. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site