Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock

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Learn about one of the most trying times in the nation's history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, the scene of many tense moments in the battle to desegregate America's public education. In 1957, the first black students enrolled at the school, but were blocked on orders of the governor and later escorted to class under the protection of U.S. Army troops. Join a guided tour, led by a park ranger, and see the sites and settings of those pivotal moments as you wander the school and delve deeper into its history and context. Be sure to make a tour reservation ahead of time, as that's the only way to access the site and space is limited. Plan your visit to Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Little Rock online road trip planner.
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  • we talked with the park ranger who told us things that were not written in the history books. We learned a lot at the visitors center 
    we talked with the park ranger who told us things that were not written in the history books. We learned a lot at the visitors center  more »
  • This building is quite impressive on its own merit, but when its history is added is the attraction factor is multiplied to infinity. Whether your visit is in depth (tour, etc) or just superficial... 
    This building is quite impressive on its own merit, but when its history is added is the attraction factor is multiplied to infinity. Whether your visit is in depth (tour, etc) or just superficial...  more »
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  • This was definitely worth the short detour on our west after visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. They did a great job in highlighting what happened at the school as well as highlights other civil right movements such as women rights, worker’s rights etc. Randy was a wealth of knowledge and super friendly! We walked over to the school after and reflected about the incident. Great for our kids to hear about and to try to understand what happened and the significance.
  • Good school in bad hood

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