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Drennan-Scott Historic Site, Van Buren

#56 of 102 in Museums in Arkansas
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Drennen-Scott House is a historic house museum on North 3rd Street in Van Buren, Arkansas. It is a single-story log structure, finished in clapboards, with a side-gable roof that has a slight bell-cast shape due to the projection of the roof over the front porch that extends across the width of its main block. The house was built in 1836 by John Drennen, one of Van Buren's first settlers. Drennen and his brother-in-law David Thompson were responsible for platting the town, and Drennen was politically active, serving in the territorial and state legislatures, and at the state constitutional convention. The house remained in the hands of Drennen descendants until it was acquired by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, which operates it as a house museum.
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of stories to share about the house and it's occupants. He answered all of our questions and had lots of patience. I would have liked to have been...  more »
  • A very interesting tour to learn some of Van Buren ‘s history and to see how life was in earlier times.  more »
  • The historical preservation of this wonderful old plantation house is worthy of loading up the family and visiting. Understand history by revisiting history.
  • As always I am appreciative and thankful for the fine work that goes into the historical sites located in Crawford and Sebastian counties. Without the work and effort that goes into maintaining these sites, much would be lost.

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