• 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.

Park Planning

The following plans outline the National Park Service's goals for preserving and protecting the resources of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and for educating visitors about the park's significance.
Cover of general management plan
General Management Plan (8.56 MB PDF Document)
Cover for Long Range Interpretive Plan
Long Range Interpretive Plan (3.02 MB PDF Document)
Cover of the Draft Cultural Landscape Report depicting historic photographs and images of the school.

Draft Cultural Landscape Report (May 2009)

Click below to view our latest draft Cultural Landscape Report. Note that the report is separated by chapters due to the file size. To send us comments related to this draft report, please email us.

Chapter 1 - Administrative Data and Background (2.23 MB PDF)

Chapter 2 - Contributing Features (267 KB PDF)

Chapter 2 - Images
Historic Images (6.08 MB PDF)
Contemporary Images (3.37 MB PDF)
Historic & Contemporary Images (3.17 MB PDF)
Map 2-1 (3.11 MB PDF)
Map 2-2 (336 KB PDF)
Map 2-3 (222 KD PDF)
Map 2-4 (4.86 MB PDF)
Map 2-5 (3.23 MB PDF)

Chapter 3 - Design Guidelines (1.33 MB PDF)

Bibliography and Appendices (972 KB PDF)

Did You Know?

Segregationist hate mail sent to vice principal Elizabeth Huckaby

Vice Principal Elizabeth Huckaby's memoir of the 1957 desegregation crisis was made into a television movie starring Joanne Woodward, titled Crisis at Central High. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site