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Old State House Museum

300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Always a fun place to visit

Great lunch and learns, kids activities and fun celebrations for holidays. I love the Christmas... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Brittany O
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Great Place

Just a great place to look around and has very good exhibits. Very well done and located right on... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Franklin P
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Little Rock
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
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+1 501-324-9685
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"arkansas history"
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"inaugural gowns"
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"civil war battle"
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"beautiful building"
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"free admission"
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"musical instruments"
in 4 reviews
"past governors"
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"great history"
in 12 reviews
"lots of history"
in 10 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"bill clinton"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"second floor"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"special exhibit"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great lunch and learns, kids activities and fun celebrations for holidays. I love the Christmas activities they do each year (complete with people in costume!).

Thank Brittany O
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Just a great place to look around and has very good exhibits. Very well done and located right on the river downtown. Walking distance to the Clinton Museum.

Thank Franklin P
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Old State house is small by museum standards, but it's a great place to be introduced to a bit of Arkansas's history. The building itself was used by both the government and a medical school at various times. Currently, on the second floor is...More

Thank RxKristin
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite attractions and arguably the best free museum in Little Rock. Covers the history of the state and territorial government with great rotating collections or exhibits annually. The architecture of the building alone is worth checking out.

Thank fullerlr
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

It was a blistering hot day so took a very short walk from the hotel to the Old State House Museum. I'd never been to Arkansas before this trip and wondered what I'd find and learn. The museum is well laid out, the exhibits were...More

Thank jabetu
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a nice free museum (donations accepted). My favorite part was the exhibit on Ed Stilley and his musical instruments. There is plenty to read and look at if you want to invest a few hours, but I was with my 11 year old...More

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A very nice place to look at Arkansas history. Several rooms had some interesting exhibits and gave many details about Arkansas

Thank mj_vacation
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Recently spent a leisurely morning visiting the Old State House Museum. I enjoyed learning more about Arkansas history. It was interesting to find that the building was once used as the medical and pharmacy college. I especially liked the display of Arkansas First Ladies inaugural...More

Thank LittleRockcruiser
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Nice free museum with lots of history. Friendly staff to answer questions. If you have time this a nice museum to check out.

Thank travelermanPhoenix
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Old State House Museum is a wonderful place to learn much of Arkansas governmental & state capitol history, Don't miss the limited time display of the musical instrument making art of Ed Stilley if it's still there. Even my wife who normally doesn't care...More

Thank Baja001
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