Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock (must see)

Central High School is one of the most interesting and important attractions in Little Rock. It is the only open high school in the United States that is considered to be a National Historic Site. Guests who visit this school will learn about the hurdles and issues that nine African American children dealt with more than 60 years ago during their first few days at the school. Learning about these struggles will help the public comprehend how these nine young individuals paved the way for a better education for all African Americans in this country.

The goal of the Central High School National Historic Site is to preserve the history and present it to the public in hopes of teaching and educating on the ending period of segregation in schools and the Civil Rights Movement. When you step into the high school, you will be taken back to 1957 when Brown v. Board of Education was implemented and desegregation of schools was beginning. The stories and valuable objects are inspiring and worth seeing.

Admission to Central High School National Historic Site is free.

Why You Should Visit:

To learn about an important day in history when integration in schools began. To step back to a past time and learn about the struggles that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.

Opening Hours:

Central High School is open every day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site on Map

Sight Name: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Sight Location: Little Rock, USA (See walking tours in Little Rock)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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