Hours & Location
Admission is FREE
The Old State House Museum is the original state capitol of Arkansas. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed many of the most important events in Arkansas history. The Old State House has hosted the admission of Arkansas to the Union, a fatal knife fight between two sitting legislators, the Arkansas vote to secede from the United States and join the Confederacy, pioneering medical research into hookworm and malaria, and two acceptance speeches by the president of the United States.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the second Friday of each month
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, & New Years Day
Location & Directions:
The museum is located at 300 West Markham, situated between the Double Tree and Little Rock Marriott Hotels.
From I-630, take the Center Street exit (this is a one-way street going north) and go north on Center. Center Street ends directly in front of the Old State House Museum.
From I-30 (toward downtown Little Rock), take the Markham/2nd Street exit and go straight on 2nd Street until you reach Center Street, then turn right. Center ends directly in front of the Old State House Museum.
One-hour and 30-minute parking spots are available on the streets near the museum on weekdays, and are free on the weekend. Visitors who park in the neighboring Double Tree Hotel parking garage will receive the first hour free. Be sure to present your ticket at the Information Desk inside the museum so it can be validated. The Museum is also near a trolley stop..
The Old State House Museum is handicapped accessible. The wheelchair ramp is located to the right of the front entrance on the East Loggia. Once inside the building, the elevator is located in the museum's East Wing. Wheelchair lifts are located in the East Wing Gallery and the Governor of Arkansas Gallery on the Second Floor. Both restrooms accommodate wheelchairs and all exhibit videos are captioned. Special tours for the blind are available upon request.