"Mob rule cannot be allowed to override the decisions of our courts."

In 1957, Little Rock Central High School was the epicenter of confrontation and a catalyst for change as the fundamental test for the United States to enforce African American civil rights following Brown v. Board of Education. Learn how the sacrifice and struggle endured by the Little Rock Nine have provided opportunities and opened doors for those seeking equality and education around the world.

A view of the front façade of Little Rock Central High School.

Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit? Start here for information, hours of operation, directions, activities and more...

Schedule a guided interpretive program

Ranger-led program reservations

Programs are offered only at 1:00 p.m. CST/CDT; some dates in 2022 are unavailable. Visit this page to learn how to reserve your place.

Soldiers stand behind barricades in front of Central High School during the 1957 integration crisis.

History + Culture

Discover the people and places within the story of Little Rock Central High School and the struggle for integration.

A ranger presents a virtual program on a laptop in the site's library.

Virtual Programs & Distance Learning

Schedule a park ranger for a live virtual program and learn about the Little Rock Nine and the desegregation of Central High School.

A park ranger leads a group on a bicycle tour of Little Rock.

Health and Safety

Recreate Responsibly! Before your visit, explore these resources to plan about a fun & safe adventure to Central High School NHS.

Accessible exhibits inside the Visitor Center


Learn more about the accessible facilities, programs, services and activities (indoor and outdoor) at Central High School NHS.

Last updated: November 17, 2022

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Contact Info

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Little Rock Central High School NHS
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock , AR 72202-5212



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