We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
Phone Number:
+1 501-324-9685
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 265 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful museum in the heart of downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laurie W
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 258: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Laurie W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank judyandrich
TX
Level Contributor
286 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Helpful?
Thank TxBrian
Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn about the history of Arkansas' travel into statehood embodied in their first Capitol building. Knowledgeable docents will bring that period to life for you as your tour the restored building.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bill M
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank ADVISOR72201
Raleigh N C
Level Contributor
94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Ellen E
Meridian, Idaho
Level Contributor
275 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank roadtripsters2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
319 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Show_Biz_Kid
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
251 reviews
139 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank 1Bustrav
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank AlexeyB77

Travellers who viewed Old State House Museum also viewed

 

Been to Old State House Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old State House Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?