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.
Park Site Bulletins
Click on the links below to download copies of the park's site bulletins in PDF format.
The 1957 Crisis at Central High (1.93 MB pdf)
The Little Rock Nine (887 KB pdf)
Daisy L. Gatson Bates (4.17 MB pdf)
The Women's Emergency Committee (WEC) (1.42 MB pdf)
Philander Smith College and the 1957 Crisis (1.12 MB pdf)
The Magnolia/Mobil Service Station (1.88 MB pdf)
Did You Know?
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