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.
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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The Visitor Center is open daily year round from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including Saturdays, Sundays and most federal holidays. The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Park hours may be adjusted the day before these holiday closings or during inclement weather, please call to confirm hours on these days before visiting.
Did You Know?
Central High School NHS's former visitor center was located in a restored service station across the street from the high school. The building is under renovation to become an education center. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site