Discover the secrets of Arkansas' history in the oldest still-standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi ... More
Old State House Museum
Discover the secrets of Arkansas' history in the oldest still-standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Peruse permanent exhibits of Arkansas' women, President Clinton's journey to Washington, the first Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas first families, period rooms and the state house's history. Current special exhibits include "Brother In Arms: The Spence Family and the Civil War," which provides an in-depth look at the Civil War through Arkansas soldiers' perspectives. Visitors may either take a self-guided tour of the museum, or take one of the guided tours available each hour. Admission is free.
I loved the whole building inside and out. I always have. I have been to the building so many times that I can't count them all. It's structure and atmosphire is wonderful. The Memorbila is great! The view of the Arkansas River is breathtaking. I can imagine what it must have looked like back when it was the capital of Arkansas. "If walls could talk, what would they say?"
If you get the chance go and take your children. It is well worth the trip!
The Old State House Museum is a wonderful old building full of history. We were a bit rushed, since we arrived at 4pm and they close at 5pm on Saturdays. We were able to take our time in the Dresses of the First Ladies exhibit. What a neat museum and you can't beat the price, free! We could have spent hours there and had a wonderful afternoon.
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