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.
Activities that may affect park operations or the experience of park visitors require a permit. Examples of such activities include:
First Amendment Activities (Demonstrations and Distributing Literature)
Commercial Activities (Professional Photography, Commercial Bus Tours, etc.)
Click on the links below for permit applications. For more information, call 501-374-1957 or email us.
Did You Know?
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