• 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.

Visitor Center Construction

New visitor center at Little Rock Central High School NHS under construction.  Photo shows steel frame of structure  nearing completion.

Workers construct steel frame for new visitor center, October 2006.

NPS Photo.

Click here to view photographs of the construction progress.

 
Architect's rendering of the new visitor center.

Architect's rendering of the new visitor center.

Click here for information about the visitor center's planning and design.

What was located on the vacant lot in the past? Click here to find out.

Did You Know?

Ernest Green's diploma from Central High School

In 1958 Senior Ernest Green became the first African American graduate of Central High School. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended the ceremony as a guest of the Green family. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site