• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Located across the intersection from the school, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center contains interactive exhibits on the 1957 desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School with several audio-visual programs (open captioned) that introduce visitors to the multi-layered and complex history of the events at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. In addition, the exhibits contain interactive oral history listening stations where visitors can learn about the events from the participants.
 
Little Rock Central High School Naitonal Historic Site visitor center.
The new visitor center opened September 24, 2007.  It is located across the intersection from Central High School. 
Chuck Haralson

Did You Know?

The Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site visitor center

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