Drennan-Scott Historic Site, Van Buren

#57 of 103 in Museums in Arkansas
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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  • We enjoyed a tour of the historic Drennon-Scott house. Full of family history and original furnishings. This garden is still maintained by a member of the family. Looking forward to attending again wh...  more »
  • This historic home is neat to see if you are in the area. The tour guide we had is a fifth generation resident of the home. A lot of the original furniture and structure. It is located on a hill overl...  more »
  • Neat, interesting and very educational tour...and i had the best tour guide!! Made it Fun.
  • The Drennan house is an amazingly preserved piece of Arkansas history. The building, it's contents, and the grounds are are like walking back in time. The Director Tom Wing is a history professor with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. He is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer many questions I had about the home, and even answered questions I asked in regards to the histories of Van Buren, Fort Smith, Little Rock, and the impact of the Civil War in Arkansas. Highly recommend the Drennan house as a must see if in the Van Buren area if nothing else then to pick from Mr. Wings wealth of information on the area.

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