Plan Your Visit

Visitor Center Sign
Visitor Center Welcome Sign

NPS Photo/Sally Goldman

Basic Information
Whether you have twenty minutes or all day, start planning your visit here.
Commemorative Garden
Central High Commemorative Garden

NPS Photo/Sally Goldman

Operating Hours & Seasons

When is the visitor center open? What are the hours for summer and winter? Find that information here.

Transportation & Directions
Directions& Transportation

Directions & Transportation

Where to go and how to get there no matter your preferred mode of transportation.

Tour in Central High School auditorium
Tour in Central High School's auditorium

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Guided Tours

The only way to tour Central High School is with a Ranger. Find out how to make that happen here.

Park Brochure
Park Brochure


Timelines, historic photographs, significant figures, and what happened to the Little Rock Nine after high school. The park brochures are a great way to explore a bit more of the story.

Arkansas Map
Arkansas Page

Nearby Attractions

Find other National Park sites, as well as other attractions to include in your visit.

Visiting school group at Central High School
School group visits Central High School

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Plan A Field Trip

From elementary to college; continuing education to life long learning. This park is your classroom. Find out how to arrange your classes visit and what opportunities and materials we can provide.

Curriculum Materials
Curriculum Materials

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For Teachers

Field Trip Reimbursement Grants, loan materials, lesson plans, field trip opportunities and professional development opportunities. If you are an educator the park would be happy to find out how we can support your efforts.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Park Service
2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202


501.374.1957 is the main phone line for the front desk of the National Park Visitor Center at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Please call this number if you have questions about scheduling a tour, special events or general questions about the history of the site or Historic Site visitation. If you are needing transcripts or have questions about enrollment or other matters pertaining to Little Rock School District attendance, please call 501.447.1400.

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