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Old State House Museum

300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
+1 501-324-9685
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Surprisingly impressed

I have not been to the OSH since I was a child and wasn't expecting much on my last visit, but when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annestefanova
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Great Museum but many rooms closed

Excellent place to study Arkansas history. They have done a great job of keeping the place in... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
travelfanarkansas
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Arkansas
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Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1406
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+1 501-324-9685
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"arkansas history"
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"inaugural gowns"
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"civil war battle"
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"beautiful building"
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"free admission"
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"musical instruments"
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"past governors"
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"great history"
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"lots of history"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"bill clinton"
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"worth a visit"
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"temporary exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to the OSH since I was a child and wasn't expecting much on my last visit, but when I took my young son to see the exhibit, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful, and the exhibits were...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Excellent place to study Arkansas history. They have done a great job of keeping the place in great shape. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The exhibits were choked full of info. Several videos that were professionally done and full of info. My...More

2  Thank travelfanarkansas
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The staff were very informative about the building. Lots of information about the history. Lovely stair cases

1  Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed walking through and looking at all of the history on display. Nice that it’s free. A little disappointed that some of the things on display didn’t necessarily have any history related to Arkansas. Especially enjoyed the display on the Rangers and Arkansas State Police!

Thank Faith G
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great spot for our group pictures. Very nice background and scenic. In the heart of downtown.

Thank SkipCoys
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Pretty good museum with lots of information about both the building and the political history of Little Rock. Nice Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit (I was worried there would be gruesome medical specimens, but none to be found!), and a fun display about the first families...More

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The Old State House Museum was excellent. It gives an in-depth look at Arkansas political history that at times was overwhelming, but still interesting.

Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Tour of the museum was free, cameras are allowed. Loved the museum of the guitars. Liked the old parts of the building.

Thank shirley202
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The building itself is beautiful, inside and out. It's a free stop, and the people inside couldn't have been nicer. They've added other historic pieces of interest, like fossils and very old pottery, as well as exhibits that change out. It's worth a visit!

1  Thank katp462015
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This museum was right next to our hotel and we could see it from our room. The location was gorgeous and there was no entry fee. We were able to see the history of the building and a lot of the past governor's history.

Thank B2708EDmelissat
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