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Little Rock Central High School

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Amazing History

Excellent tour by Nat’l Park Service. Guides are rich with stories. Get to walk through building... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jdp817
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Mason, Ohio
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NPS guide Jody left us in tears with the horror of it all

So moving- the beginning of the implementation of Brown v LR in 1957. I do remember it but had no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
breggie
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Asheville, NC
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This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus, at 2120 W. Daisy...more
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1500 S Park St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5843
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can visit the NPS visitor center which has some detailed exhibits of the segregation of our school system and you can see the outside of the school.

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting. Rangers do lead walking tours of the civil rights history that do go into the school Mondays through Friday. The walking tours are free but require an advance reservation to guarantee a spot.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour by Nat’l Park Service. Guides are rich with stories. Get to walk through building, sit in auditorium, and walk the grounds. NPS visitor center displays are very good too. Truly a must see place. Really touches your heart.

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for exploring civil rights history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. We appreciate your also taking time to leave a review.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So moving- the beginning of the implementation of Brown v LR in 1957. I do remember it but had no feeling for the courage of these kids and the hate spewed at them ....for months and years. The high school is gorgeous and still in...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting our site and taking the time to explore American civil rights history with a Ranger.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Start your tour in the National Parks visitor center and definitely go with one of the rangers at this historic site. You will hear the history, actually go into the school and see the statue of the Arkansas Nine who integrated the school. Its quite...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the site and sharing with others!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Historical Site chronicles the beginning of the desegregation of America's public schools. It is a story of great courage in the face of seemingly overwhelming hatred. Ironically, the setting was at the most beautiful, then and now, public school in America. Coincidence? I...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and recommending this historic site to others.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much wanted to see this site where 9 students stood up for their civil rights against the establishment that didn't want them there. I went to the visitors site first to get more history on that time and then walked across the street to...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for exploring this historic site. Whether visitors choose to be self-guided or walk with a Ranger, we hope they will ask themselves that question. Would they have volunteered to desegregate Central High? Would they allow their children to?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see the majestic building, then walk through the museum brings the racial struggle to life. Curators of the museum do a good job recreating the drama & pain suffered as the school struggled with desegregation. Great historical visit.

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the site and taking the time to explore.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this important historic site is well worth the time. Not only is it a beautiful high school that is still being used but there is a wonderful educational park site associated with it.

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to experience Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and recommending it to others.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited friends in Little Rock who took us here. Husband and I are both in our 50’s and knew a little about this; the displays really helped broaden our knowledge. Can’t even imagine the fear those kids and their families must have experienced on...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A big thank you to your friends for sharing our site with you and thank you and your husband for taking the time to explore the exhibit offerings.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The High School is a working school and so visitors are limited to set tours, worth if it you are curious about the inside. If not, the outside itself is beautiful, and the NPS Visitor Center nearby offers all the information you might want about...More

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Ranger M, Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our site and sharing your experience. We appreciate your also taking time to write a review.

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Hey. I went in a Sunday morning. The parking in lot, the school, visit center and some spots around that are part of the visit were safe. I didn’t see any problem. The neighborhood itself is not pretty. You have a bad... More
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It was about 2 hours. Well worth it!
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