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. Add Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and other attractions to your Little Rock trip itinerary using our Little Rock online road trip planner .
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  • While I grew up in the south and recall seeing the Little Rock Nine on CBS News in 1957, a trip to this museum confronts us with the old adage: “the more we change the more we stay the same“. I wonder...  more »
  • This was one of a number of Civil Right sites that we visited during our month in the USA, and one of the best, both in terms of recording those events, and in reminding ourselves, as was clearly the ...  more »
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  • A very interesting way to see a piece of American History. I recommend signing up for their tour. Our guide was outstanding.
  • The staff here are great, and I personally attend the high school here, although I think its best to go during the summer or a day when students aren't in school. This is mainly because the students will limit the places you can see in the school with classes in session and all. Nevertheless, the museum is set up very well and organized in a simplistic way.

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