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 1958 Senior Ernest Green became the first African American graduate of Central High School. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended the ceremony as a guest of the Green family. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site