Museums Walking Tour in Little Rock (Self Guided), Little Rock

There are many different museums in Little Rock city, the capital of Arkansas State. You can visit the History Museum, Clinton Museum, and of special interest is the Discovery Museum. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most popular museums in Little Rock.
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Museums Walking Tour in Little Rock Map

Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour in Little Rock
Guide Location: USA » Little Rock (See other walking tours in Little Rock)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old State House Museum
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Museum of Discovery
  • Clinton Museum
  • MacArthur Museum
  • EMOBA - Museum of Black Arkansans
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Old State House Museum

1) Old State House Museum (must see)

The Old State House is the oldest surviving state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. It is known best as the site of President Bill Clinton's election night celebration in 1992. The Old State House was commissioned by Territorial Governor John Pope and was constructed between 1833 and 1842. During the American Civil War the building was used by Union troops occupying Little Rock. The building was also used as the official state capitol until the new capitol building was constructed in 1912. For a time the building was used as a medical school.

In 1947 the General Assembly approved acts designating the Old State House as a museum. The building underwent major renovation in 1996. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997. The building continues to serve as a museum with exhibits related to Arkansas history and culture. Permanent collections include Civil War battle flags, the inaugural gowns of governors' wives, Arkansas art pottery, and African-American quilts.

Operation hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm.

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Historic Arkansas Museum

2) Historic Arkansas Museum (must see)

Historic Arkansas Museum reveals the history of the state in different periods. There are exhibitions where you can see how the first immigrants lived. Arkansas artifacts and contemporary art by Arkansas artists are displayed in the galleries of the museum. There is a children's gallery with interactive activities dedicated to kids. There is a museum shop where you can buy quilts and contemporary crafts. There is a theater at the museum where you can see short videos about Arkansas. The most visited exhibition is the one dedicated to Bowie Knife; there is information about slavery in Arkansas.
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Museum of Discovery

3) Museum of Discovery (must see)

The Museum of Discovery is situated in the center of the city, in a historic building. It was formerly called Arkansas' Museum of Science & History and it was the Arkansas Museum of Natural History and Antiquities at the time of its establishment. On display, there were such things as "The Arkansas Dinosaur", a statue of it and other fossils. The Children's Museum of Arkansas was connected to the Museum of Discovery in 2003. Now the museum has different interactive exhibitions pertaining to science, technology and history. You can see exhibitions dedicated to Arkansas Indians, Bug Zoo, Energy, Imagination Station, etc.
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Clinton Museum

4) Clinton Museum (must see)

Clinton Museum is housed in the the Clinton Presidential Library. There are large collections of documents related to US policy and historical artifacts. The museum displays photos and videos about life in the White House. There are records about the life of US presidents and historical facts that occurred during the time they were in power. The American Presidency belongs to the national heritage and is closely connected to its people, which is why such museums exist as a tradition, allowing the common people to explore different facts about their country.
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MacArthur Museum

5) MacArthur Museum (must see)

The Mac Arthur Museum is dedicated to Arkansas Military History. It has collections that offer deep insight into the state's military heritage over different periods, from the times of the first settlements to nowadays. It is housed in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal that dates back to 1840. General MacArthur was born there. There are exhibitions dedicated to Arkansas soldiers who served bravely in the US army. There is a public park at the museum where you can see war monuments.
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EMOBA - Museum of Black Arkansans

6) EMOBA - Museum of Black Arkansans (must see)

EMOBA means Ernie's Museum On Black Arkansans. It is a private museum. It is dedicated to Afro-Americans. This museum is about diverse contributions of Afro-Americans that live and lived in Arkansas to the development of the state. There are exhibitions about past generations of black Arkansans and videos that show their achievements. On display there are different items from their culture and art. The museum is located in the building of the former Baptist church.

Walking Tours in Little Rock, Arkansas

Create Your Own Walk in Little Rock

Create Your Own Walk in Little Rock

Creating your own self-guided walk in Little Rock is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Little Rock Downtown Introduction Walk

Little Rock Downtown Introduction Walk

There are monumental historical landmarks in Little Rock. The landmarks are mainly located in the downtown area of the city. The most prominent among them are Capitol Building and Old State House Museum. Take this self-guided walk to explore the main landmarks of the city but also the interesting shopping and entertainment sights.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Landmarks Walking Tour in Little Rock

Landmarks Walking Tour in Little Rock

There are monumental historical landmarks in Little Rock. The landmarks are mainly located in the downtown area of the city. The most prominent among them are Capitol Building and Historical Little Rock Central High School. Take this self-guided tour to explore the main landmarks of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Bill Clinton Presidential Walking Tour in Little Rock

Bill Clinton Presidential Walking Tour in Little Rock

Bill Clinton, one of the American presidents, lived in Little Rock. Besides the Capitol and Governor's Mansion, you can see many other places where he spent time while living in this city. These places reveal a lot about the character, hobbies and job of this outstanding person. Take this self-guided tour to explore Clinton's favorite attractions in Little Rock.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles