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McCollum Chidester House

925 W Washington St, Camden, AR 71701-3381
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A Must See!!!

This is a must see if in the area and interested in the history of the old river town. Witness a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Thomas B
via mobile
History Lives Here!

This is History at its finest! Camden is rich in history and the Chidester House (as its called... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Camden, Arkansas
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30 Jul 2016
“A Must See!!!”
14 Aug 2015
“History Lives Here!”
925 W Washington St, Camden, AR 71701-3381
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if in the area and interested in the history of the old river town. Witness a piece of history while learning about the areas past.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is History at its finest! Camden is rich in history and the Chidester House (as its called in Camden) will take you back to the olden days of our history!

1  Thank KathyandLamarKelley
Reviewed 19 March 2015

A pre-Civil War home built in 1847 by Peter McCollum. Later during the Civil War Gen. Steele of the Union Army during Red River Campaign stayed there. The house was part of the setting for the movie "North and the South." There is a mirror...More

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 6 November 2014

If you want a quick history of Camden and have an hour to kill, stop by. Not too busy, in fact you will probably get a personal tour. Like history? Try it.

2  Thank RickBeaulieu
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Since both my brother and I are American History buffs, we knew that we had to visit the McCollum Chidester House while in Camden, Arkansas. We had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide from the Ouachita County Historical Society who gave us insight into the McCollum-Chidester...More

4  Thank filmbuffintexas
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The Chidester House is the repository of a very interesting, historical significant collection. You'll be impressed by what you find here, and the warm atmosphere maintained by the volunteer staff. You'll not find a more Informative look into what life was like as the Deep...More

2  Thank JerryM846
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the house and the tour. This pre-Civil War house is well preserved, even including most of the furnishings. Be sure to ask to go upstairs and see the bullet holes in the wall. Park to the side of the museum and enjoy...More

3  Thank ahmonroe5
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The McCollum Chidester house located in Camden, Arkansas was the headquarters of Federal General Frederick Steele while on what was called "The Camden Expedition." Outside of this there was only one thing that makes this house special. If you were a Patrick Swayze fan, this...More

Thank JCarterWatts
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