Our staff suggests spending a half day exploring and learning at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.
Begin at the visitor center where you can view the exhibits, watch the new interpretive film (unavailable during COVID-19 pandemic limited access), receive a Junior Ranger book, and ask park rangers for help, information and a park map. Historic Little Rock Central High School, the Commemorative Garden and the Magnolia Mobil Gas Station are immediately adjacent to the visitor center. You will find the Elizabeth Eckford Bus Bench a short distance from the visitor center where the first moments of the Little Rock Nine's struggle to enter Little Rock Central High School began in September 1957.
Other sites in Little Rock related to the story of Central High School and the Little Rock Nine include the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (now a Magnet Middle School), the Daisy and L.C. Bates home and the Testament statues on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.
Go Here First
Begin your experience at Little Rock Central High School NHS in the Visitor Center.
Park Rangers and volunteers can provide people with disabilities access to the Durateq® Assistive Technology System with three services: