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Address: 300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201
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+1 501-324-9685
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.

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FIRST VISIT

This was our first visit and we enjoyed it. Awesome Arkansas history and the cannon out front has a very interesting history to it. We will go back when the new exhibit opens... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
BrookeM08
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Smackover, Arkansas
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Smackover, Arkansas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and we enjoyed it. Awesome Arkansas history and the cannon out front has a very interesting history to it. We will go back when the new exhibit opens March 2017.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old State House Museum, one of Little Rock's three historic capitols (the first, its territorial capital, is now the Historic Arkansas Museum), is one of the city's most beautiful structures. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River, it houses a series of ever-changing exhibits and permanent collections with something for everyone, from gowns worn by Arkansas' first ladies... More 

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Thank Nancy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Admission free. Ok, now you have my attention. Can't beat the price for the return in value. A history lesson and photo opp in one package. My 13 year old who we dragged along really got into it; much to our surprise! Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Thank Daniel B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old building, beautiful architecture. Wonderful exhibits, US history before your eyes, well -displayed, many artifacts, cool old photos, rooms of furniture, paintings, even had Hilary's Inaugural Ball dress from one of the two they attended. I enjoyed this quiet, open, friendly space. And it's free, with donation suggested.

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Thank Barbara W
Mamou, Louisiana
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here on an early morning stroll. I didn't know if it was opened or not so gave it a try. The staff was very friendly and very informative from the moment I opened the door. The museum was free to view and that was a shock. Didn't mind giving donations. A lot of state history in this place.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toss up between the Old & the New State Houses ??? Both beauties in their own right ! Struggled to find a parking spot but glad I did. The Museum was brilliant, exhibit on a Hillbilly Guitar maker, Civil War artifacts, Clinton Era, Politics of the Past, Old Furniture , Arkansas Sons & Daughters (J Cash etc) and a lot... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that we have such a beautiful historic property smack in the middle of downtown Little Rock. Interesting to walk through and explore exhibits. The large trees and lawn in front are lovely!

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Thank kpummill2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Well my friend and I were there for a business meeting, we discovered the beauty and intrigue of this museum. While the staff is very helpful, parking is very challenging as the area is currently under construction for the Bridge Project. Expect to walk the distance from parking.

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Thank Laurie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting. Pleasant way to kill a few hours. Nice displays. Building well perserved and maintained.

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TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had a super wonderful couple of hours and it was mostly due to our tour guide - Jim - who grew up in Little Rock and now has moved back and retired there. The Old State House is such a truly historic and educational building. I would give yourself a couple of hours. Donation only! Thanks again Jim!

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