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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
+1 501-374-1957
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Most Beautiful School In America

The only High School that is a National Park. There is a reason. See for yourself first hand the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A Must Visit

I’ve wanted to visit here for a long time and I’m glad I did. To walk in the steps of Elizabeth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus, at 2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which need to be reserved in advance to guarantee participation. Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School, leading to federal intervention by order of President Dwight Eisenhower.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only High School that is a National Park. There is a reason. See for yourself first hand the history of this institution.More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and noting two factors that make this site so distinguished: Proclaimed the most beautiful high school in America by the American Institute of Architects when it was built in 1927, Central High is indeed a sight to behold. And, it is...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit here for a long time and I’m glad I did. To walk in the steps of Elizabeth Eckford was something I won’t ever forget. I didn’t spend too much time at the visitors center, which was very nice and full of...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

There is a tremendous power of place, of being able to literally walk in the footsteps of those who made history like Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine. Thank you for taking the time to trace Elzabeth's journey on the first day she was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This campus continues to function as a learning center, and is not available for individual touring. The Visitor Center, across the street, was a valuable learning experience for us, telling the whole story of the evolution of integrated educational facilities in Little Rock, with emphasis...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and recommending our visitor center. While our exhibit space is not extensive, the information that it provides through interactive kiosks as well as traditional museum texts and photos is. Our free Ranger-led tours that go inside Central High twice day, Monday...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The school is beautiful, although we only saw it from the outside. The National Park exhibit was a block away. The exhibition was well done and made us experience the importance of what happened here to our nation’s history and progress towards integration.

Thank Lawrence S
Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for exploring our site - and America's history - inside and out! We appreciate your visiting and your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk onto this campus, and you will feel the ghosts of the Civil Rights era all around you. The steps themselves rise like a monument to the struggle for equality. Most inspiring of all is the fact that students and faculty still strive for excellence...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree - Central High today is Living History - the students and faculty are amazing. Thank you for visiting the National Historic Site.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was initially just a side visit for us, but it was actually the highlight of our visit to Little Rock. We visited the visitor center on Sunday, 11/26 mid afternoon, and the young woman working at the desk didn't even look up when we...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you for visiting our site and apologize for the neglect from our staff. There are numerous videos and audio exhibits in the Visitor Center area that do answer the questions that you had - including video stations with stools and a bench seat,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The school itself is across the street and is still operating as a school. It is a beautiful, big structure that can be toured with a group when class is in session. The visitor center features exhibits summarizing the event and background to the event....More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our site and sharing your experience. The videos menitoned in this review are are excerpts from video oral histories interviewing the Little Rock Nine, soldiers, white students and others who were part of the historical events in 1957. There are three...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum was very nice. It details a wonderful history. Very educational for all ages with video, audio and more.

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the museum exhibits in the National Park Visitor Center at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit will leave you with almost inexpressible feelings of deep sadness and sorrow. Such hate, such bigotry, and such courage were portrayed here. Like others, we had heard of the Little Rock desegregation, but these compelling stories and news accounts bring it so to...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our site and for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the high school itself was closed, the exhibit was thought provoking. I didn’t think it was worth going to be great because school was out however it was awesome!!! I loved this museum! We went back twice. The things the 9 students had to...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting our site and bringing your daughter! At first glance, our exhibit area may not be extensive, but as you discovered it as actually layered with the experiences of those who lived the desegregation of Central High. We appreciate you and your...More

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Sharon B
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Response from mjodim | Property representative |
Call the Nationsl Park Service Visitor Center at 501-374-1957, between 9am and 4:30 Cental Time, to reserve your space on a walking tour as soon as you have your travel date set. There is no minimum number of people for a... More
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