Restricted Access to Central High School
All visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2120 West Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Do NOT park in front of Central High School or at the Magnolia Gas Station. All school tours require advance reservations.
Laws & Policies
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website for more information regarding state regulations.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. At Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, firearms are not permitted in the visitor center or education center (located in the historic Mobil service station.) In addition, Little Rock Central High School is an operating, four-year public school within the boundary of the park. State law prohibits firearms in "any school, college, community college, or university campus building or event, unless for the purpose of participating in an authorized firearms-related activity."
Did You Know?
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