• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Museum Collections

Museum collection storage at Hot Springs National Park.
The museum collections at Hot Springs National Park support the park's interpretation and resource management programs. The collection contains more than 60,000 historic objects, architectural pieces, prehistoric and historic archeological items (and their associated field records, natural history specimens, and many other important materials recovered from within the park.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.