Park Statistics

Group Tour

Group of visitors approach the front entrance of Central High School on a Ranger guided tour.

NPS Photo

Visitation by Year

Visitation by year graph 2012 - 2014

Yearly Visitation

Visitation to the site has grown significantly since the park began operations. Visitors travel from across the nation and around the world to walk in the footsteps of Nine teenage pioneers of integration. The eyes of the world focused on Little Rock where media, troops, and protesters descended during the 1957 Desegregation "Crisis". Visit the location of these pivotal events. Watch the videos shared by students of that year. Discuss the legacy of these events on modern struggles.

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By the Numbers - 2014

10,573 People who attended a Ranger guided program at the site.
465 Education programs that reached 19,611 student both on and off site.
32 Community Events that reached 5,292 people.
278,607 Visits to the park's website.
$20,446 Awarded in "Ticket to Ride" grants to bring 1,534 students, from 21 different Arkansas schools to the site on educational field trips.
1,200 Visitors attended a special screening of Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States" at Central High as part of the 57th Anniversary commemoration events.


2014 Cumulative Benefit to the Local Economy

A 2015 National Park Service report shows that 115,907 visitors to Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in 2014 spent $6,500,400 in communities near the park. That spending supported 111 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $8,533,900.

The National Park Service Visitor Spending Report page has the full details and to download the full report.


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