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Old State House Museum

300 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

Constructed from 1833 to 1842, the Old State House was the state's original capitol. It was the site of many significant events, including the 1861 secession convention. In 1863 the Confederate government fled the area, and the town fell to Union troops. Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele quartered his army in the State House during this occupation. It is now a museum of Arkansas history.


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Directions from Interstate 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. Directions from Interstate 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.

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Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.; Office: Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



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