Museums and Historical Sites in Arkansas


Arkansas has a rich history, and there’s no better place to learn about it than the family-friendly museums and historical sites in Arkansas State Parks. Our historic state parks are the center of art, culture and outdoor recreation in every area of the state.

Go beyond the typical museum in Arkansas and explore historic homes and buildings, landmarks, interpretive centers and events at your nearest State Park. These exhibitions and activities offer all the education you’d get at a museum in Arkansas with the added fun of outdoor adventures.

Visit the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources (it’s reminiscent of a 1920s boom town in southern Arkansas), learn about southern American history and life in the Arkansas Delta from the Arkansas Post Museum or visit exhibits about many of the archeological and historical sites in Arkansas - like Jacksonport State Park in the northeastern corner of the state, which was a thriving steamboat river port in the 1880s.

You can also catch a Civil War reenactment at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, admire the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps architecture at Devil’s Den State Park or learn about how the west was mapped at Louisiana Purchase State Park.

Our state park museums are also educational centers that provide learning activities for groups of students on field trips.

Browse our complete list of historical sites in Arkansas State Parks, or search by region, facilities, activities and more to find the perfect place. Start planning an exciting and educational adventure to a park near you.