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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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  • Although this visitor center is relatively small, it's packed with great information, including videos about the civil rights issues of the twentieth century. It's a don't miss venue - right up there....  more
    Although this visitor center is relatively small, it's packed with great information, including videos about the civil rights issues of the twentieth century. It's a don't miss venue - right up there....  more »
  • Must see for people of any age. Great for groups or solo travelers. I learned so much. There are interactive exhibits and so much to see in the small Park Ranger run museum. The lady on staff gave me....  more
    Must see for people of any age. Great for groups or solo travelers. I learned so much. There are interactive exhibits and so much to see in the small Park Ranger run museum. The lady on staff gave me....  more »
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  • Such an incredible landmark to visit. Also amazing is that it's still a functioning high school. Kids were coming in and out of the front while our park ranger was giving us a tour from the outside. Presentation was given on the front steps. Everyone should visit to better understand how segregation was, sadly, started in America. The path was long and horrendous but the students that endured the unspeakable torment made it possible for so many more to move forward.
  • This site goes well beyond information strictly pertaining to the high school. It also covers women’s rights, workers’ rights, etc - because we’re not free until we’re all free. The ranger who met me at the door was obviously passionate and helpful. The NPS app is a helpful addition, especially to visiting the grounds. I wish I had planned ahead better, so that I would be able to take a guided tour. Beyond worth your time.

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