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Historic Arkansas 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. Read More

    Block-Catts House

      An important stop on the Southwest Trail, James Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett famously traveled through here. James Black, a local blacksmith, actually forged the legendary Bowie knife. From 1863-1865, it served as the Confederate capital of Arkansas. The 1874 Courthouse serves as the park visitor center. Start there, and continue to the Blacksmith Shop, Weapons Museum, Print… Read More

      Miss Laura's

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

        Peel Mansion

          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. Read More

          Allen House

            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. Read More

            Clayton House

              The Clayton House provides a step back to 1882, the year William Henry Harrison Clayton moved his family into the antebellum home that he doubled in size and shaped into an Italianate-style masterpiece. Coal-burning fireplaces and period furnishings in each room place you in a time that featured no indoor plumbing or electricity, but that was rich with austerity. Read More

              McCollum House

                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… Read More