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Little Rock Central High School

1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
+1 501-374-1957
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Love the building

I love architecture and this building is awesome. I would have loved to go inside but the building... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary M
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Tallahassee, Florida
Must experience.

Please visit. Talk to the people and the tour guides. Take time to listen, watch and read. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GayTravelCouple
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Milton, Canada
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This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus, at 2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which need to be reserved in advance to guarantee participation. Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School, leading to federal intervention by order of President Dwight Eisenhower.
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1500 Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love architecture and this building is awesome. I would have loved to go inside but the building was not open and I'm not sure they allow you to turn the building. The history center across the street gives you all the information on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please visit. Talk to the people and the tour guides. Take time to listen, watch and read. We were so moved by the significance of this high school and the visitors centre. My highlight of Arkansas.

Thank GayTravelCouple
Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our site and recommending it to others.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the time we got over to Central high the rain had started so we didn't spend alot of time here. Took lots of pictures though and really enjoyed the area diagonally across from the school (commerative garden) where there are arched pillars with pictures...More

Thank craftywriter
Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Like many inner-city neigbhorhoods, Central High Neighborhood has gone through changes over the years. There are several homes that have been restored and several more in the process. Thank you for visiting the site and taking the time to explore.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a National Park's Foundation site and well worth your time. The visitor's center gives a very good overview of the events leading to integration of this school in 1958. You can't help but be impressed with the incredible bravery of the "Little Rock...More

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Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting. The Little Rock Nine are an amazing group. It was an honor to have 8 of them present in September 2017 to mark the 60th Commemoration of their desegregation of Central High.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic job by the national parks service. The interactive museum was incredibly well set up. There was a ton of information that entertained and told the entire story of de-seg in Little Rock. So much I never knew.

Thank William S
Ranger M, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read about the Little Rock Nine my entire life. To see the high school and stand on the steps brought tears to my eyes. The school wasn’t open due to winter break. But to see it and take it all in was enough...More

Thank Indi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here briefly at the request of my 18-year-old daughter. The visitor center has a nice display documenting the issues surrounding the Little Rock 9 and the 1957 attempt to end segregation in public schools. They have a brief movie as well, but we...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for granting your daughter's request and visiting the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site. As you stated, Central High was not accessible to park visitors during your visit because the school was closed for winter break. With permission from the school district,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife brought me here and I'm glad she did. I hope we never have to repeat what happened here. This is a must see for everyone

Thank Reneg78
Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your taking the time to visit and thank your wife for bringing you.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

The only High School that is a National Park. There is a reason. See for yourself first hand the history of this institution.More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for visiting and noting two factors that make this site so distinguished: Proclaimed the most beautiful high school in America by the American Institute of Architects when it was built in 1927, Central High is indeed a sight to behold. And, it is...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit here for a long time and I’m glad I did. To walk in the steps of Elizabeth Eckford was something I won’t ever forget. I didn’t spend too much time at the visitors center, which was very nice and full of...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

There is a tremendous power of place, of being able to literally walk in the footsteps of those who made history like Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine. Thank you for taking the time to trace Elzabeth's journey on the first day she was...More

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Sharon B
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Response from mjodim | Property representative |
Call the Nationsl Park Service Visitor Center at 501-374-1957, between 9am and 4:30 Cental Time, to reserve your space on a walking tour as soon as you have your travel date set. There is no minimum number of people for a... More
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