• 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.

Nearby Attractions

Five other National Park sites are located in Arkansas. They are:

Arkansas Post National Memorial

Buffalo National River

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Hot Springs National Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park

In addition, parts of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail pass through Arkansas.


For more information about other attractions in Arkansas and in Little Rock, please visit:

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Did You Know?

Telegram sent by Eisenhower to Governor Orval Faubus in 1957

In 1957 President Eisenhower sent soldiers into Arkansas to enforce the federal court's order to desegregate Central High - becoming the first president since Reconstruction to use federal troops to support African American civil rights. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site