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Address: 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 piece of history while learning about the areas past.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
Thomas B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Camden, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the bedroom where Steele had his office that if you take a photograph in... More 

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Camden, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Texarkana,Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 House and its history. Since it was a very fine house for its time, we... More 

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Camden, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 South was settled.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the history.

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2 Thank ahmonroe5
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 was where a portion of the tv movie "North and South" was filmed. There is... More 

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