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Address: 300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number: +1 501-324-9685
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.

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Best architectual hertigage building in Arkansas.

Beautifully restored former capitol building in the middle of downtown next to the Marriott and across from the Capital Hotel. A great place for school children and architecture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored former capitol building in the middle of downtown next to the Marriott and across from the Capital Hotel. A great place for school children and architecture buffs.

Thank ADVISOR72201
Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never having been in Arkansas before I stopped here first I had a wonderful young man as a tour guide and he told me all kinds of information then I was allowed to roam on my own after the tour they have a lot of plaques to read pictures are allowed in if you like old museums with a lot... More 

Thank Ellen E
Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old Statehouse is definitely worth the stop. A free attraction with more Arkansas specific history the the actual museum a couple of blocks away. The videos describing the building of the structure and subsequent rehabs are particularly interesting. My wife was particularly interested in the First Ladies' gown displays. I appreciate the thorough treatment of the political history of... More 

Thank roadtripsters2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic restoration of the old State House, and some very interesting and unique historical artifacts inside. Staff has done a nice job in displaying the pieces. Probably would mean more to an Arkansas native, but we enjoyed it anyway.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The internet says that the tour is every hour on the hour. The people there don't know that. They will give the tour anytime and very well done. Plenty to see and hear. Videos and exhibits You will have to go back and see the videos after the tour.

Thank 1Bustrav
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I liked this place even more than the new state capitol. A lot of restoration and thoughtful reconstruction has been made here and one can really see and enjoy that. In addition to the architecture there are some stories about state's famous men and women and also a taste of the local culture and history.

Thank AlexeyB77
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Only had an hour so didn't get to visit as long as I'd have liked but definitely an interesting location. Highly recommend.

Thank 530mom
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great history museum highlighting the state's history. It is free with a donation requested. Neat exhibits on past governors and their wives. Lots of history related to the civil rights movement as well.

Thank allaboutthefamily
Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I toured this attraction one Saturday morning and was overwhelmed by the quality and professionalism of the exhibits. You can view a history of the old state house and what necessitated the move to newer and larger headquarters. There is also a nice gift shop on the first floor and an exhibit featuring various first families of Arkansas, among other... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a great opportunity to get southern photos taken. Its currently under construction in front to expand walk ways. A nice place to visit when passing through.

Thank Josie N

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