Central High School National Historic Site

Things To Do

The visitor center includes a permanent exhibit on the 1957 desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School and a bookstore. Visitors are welcome to explore the center, the Commemorative Garden, and the neighborhood on their own. Rangers are available at the information desk to answer questions and provide an introduction to the exhibits. In addition, rangers conduct special programs throughout the summer and the school year. Please call (501) 374-1957 for more information or see the schedule of events for a list of upcoming programs.

Rangers offer guided tours of the high school by reservation only. These tours are limited to groups of 10 or more and must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. The school is an operating high school, so visitors are not allowed to tour the school on their own.

Guided Tours

Tours may be scheduled at other times for visiting school groups. Please call at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a group tour. For more information, please call 501-374-1957 or email us.

Participants must bring their own bikes, helmets, water, and any other necessary gear. Riders under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click here to download a map and list of stops.

Special thanks to Jeannie Moss and Elisha Ramer of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas for providing safety training to our rangers. For more information about BACA, click here.

Nearby Attractions

Five other National Park sites are located in Arkansas. They are:
Arkansas Post National Memorial
Buffalo National River
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Hot Springs National Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park

In addition, parts of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail pass through Arkansas.

Visit the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock.

For more information about other attractions in Arkansas and in Little Rock, please visit:
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau