• 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.

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Several of the Little Rock Nine leave Central High under federal troop escort.

Several of the Little Rock Nine leave Central under federal troop escort.

CHMI/UALR Archives

Learn more about the nine African American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. More...
 
Women's Emergency Committee flyer.

Flyer for the Women's Emergency Committee

Click here to learn more about the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools. More...
 
Arkansas Governor Orval Fabus being  interviewed by Mike Wallace in 1957.

See Mike Wallace interview Orval Faubus and Harry Ashmore in 1957 by following these links to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Orval Faubus

Harry Ashmore

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