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Historic House Museums in Arkansas

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Arkansas current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Arkansas that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Bentonville

Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

400 South Walton Boulevard
Bentonville, AR  72712
Phone: (479) 254-3870

Year Built: 1875
Admission Price: Adults $5, children 6-12 $2
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm, tours on the hour

The Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens in Bentonville serves as a living display of life in the late 1800s. The Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens were built in 1875 by Colonel Samuel West Peel. Much care was taken in erecting this magnificent house, a wonderful example of the Italianate Villa Style.

Camden

The McCollum-Chidester House

The McCollum-Chidester House

926 Washington Street
Camden, AR  71701
Phone: (501) 836-9243

Year Built: 1847
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: Contact Museum

Peter McCollum built the McCollum-Chidester House in Camden, Arkansas in 1847. It was one of the first homes in the area to be built with plastered walls, carpeting, wallpaper, and an iron cook-stove. It was also the first planned lumber home in the area. McCollum sold the house to John and Leah Chidester after living in it for twelve years.

Fort Smith

Miss Laura\'s

Miss Laura's

2 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901
Phone: (479) 783-8888 • Toll Free: (800) 637-1477

Year Built: 1896
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 9-4pm, Mon-Sat, 1-4:30pm Sun

This former bordello is listed on the National Register and is now the town's Visitor Center.

The Clayton House

The Clayton House

514 North 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901
Phone: (479) 783-3000

Year Built: 1882
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: Contact Museum

The castle is of "point rock" design and is furnished in turn of the century period. The museum includes a blacksmith shop, a country store, a 1920s gas station, antique cars, tools, and many household articles.

Little Rock

Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: (501) 324-9351

Year Built:
Admission Price: 9-5pm Mon-Sat, 1-5pm Sun
Hours: Contact Museum

The historical museum is comprised of 13 buildings, including the Conway House, the 1820 Hinderliter House, the Noland House, and the 1824 Woodruff House.

Monticello

The Allen House

The Allen House

705 N Main Street
Monticello, AR  71655
Phone: (870) 224-2271

Year Built: 1905
Admission Price: $10 adults $5 children 3 - 9
Hours: by appt. only - groups of 6 or more. And open Oct. 30 &31

Once a hotel and passed through several owners, the Allen House is a lovely, huge home with an intriguing history of a broken heart, suicide and documented hauntings.

Washington

Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park

P.O. Box 129
Washington, AR  71862
Phone: (870) 983-2684

Year Built:
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: Contact Museum

Take a self-guided tour and stroll the streets of historic Washington, Arkansas, at your leisure and you will discover a unique collection of historic sites in Arkansas. Explore the many historic public buildings and residences, and see museum-quality antiques, guns and knives.

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