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Old State House Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Beautiful architecture and landscaping!

The first ladies of Arkansas have a display of their ball gowns that is just lovely. The building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lmk1126
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Jefferson Twp, PA
Bonnie and Clyde's Machine Gun !!!

The building is interesting and the displays are eclectic. Yes Bonnie and Clyde's machine gun is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ededed2017
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Bainbridge, New York
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
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300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first ladies of Arkansas have a display of their ball gowns that is just lovely. The building is in great shape and the tour is free. We had to leave well before closing time as it takes a while for the limited staff to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is interesting and the displays are eclectic. Yes Bonnie and Clyde's machine gun is here as well as Native American turtle rattles, a fruit bat skeleton, an elephant leg, mineral displays, and so on. The display on state history only touches the surface...More

Thank ededed2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Seeing and walking through the historic building was very interesting. However, the exhibits left a lot to be desired.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is next door to the Marriott hotel so we just walked over. Gorgeous grounds, very nice museum and it's free! My favorite exhibits were the Arkansas First Ladies Gown exhibit and the African American Quilt exhibit. Check it out - the architecture is...More

Thank NativeFloridian1960
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Free Admission but donations accepted. The museum itself is just fascinating. Full of history. Easy to follow. Staff very helpful. The exhibits are well thought out and presented nicely. The ladies were setting up the Miss Arkansas exhibit as we walked through. They let us...More

Thank juliebY4632SQ
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Where do I begin? First of all it’s free, but donations are welcome and deserved. The Old State House Museum is gorgeous inside and out. The building itself is enough reason to just stop in. But, there’s more... There are so many small, unique exhibits...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. I am glad they included an exhibit on quilts to showcase the creative labor of black women and told the story of important black figures in Arkansas' history. However I felt that Native history was underrepresented with only a few...More

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Went here during my granddaughters TaeKwanDo tournament. There was an African American quilt exhibit which was wonderful. I stayed to tour the rest of the museum and found it quite exceptional. Highly recommend. It’s free!!

Thank sunbern52
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit. Very friendly staff and a lot of interesting exhibits. There was a special exhibits about quilts when we were there. And a murder was committed here during a legislative session ......

Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We visited thr old state house museum while the miss Arkansas pageant was taking place outside om the front lawn The museum is free to enter with a donation box of you wish yo contribute. Hilary Clinton's red dress is on show but there is...More

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