"All The World is Watching Us"

Little Rock Central High School, the only operating high school in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site, is a place important beyond its past.  Come and learn how the sacrifice and struggle endured by nine African-Americans teenagers over a half century ago have provided opportunities and opened doors to those seeking equality – and education - around the world.

programs around the 63rd anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School

63rd anniversary of desegregation

September 23-25, 2020 - "Conversations with America's Youth: A Civil Rights Institute Mentoring Initiative"

Information for planning your visit to the NHS

Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit? Start here for information, hours of operation, directions, brochures and more...

Schedule a guided interpretive tour

Reserve a guided tour

Schedule a interpretive tour that enters Little Rock Central High School; reservations are required for these weekday-only programs.

Learn more about an ongoing work inspired by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress

Central High Civil Rights Memory Project

The Memory Project immerses students in the oral history of civil rights and human rights through inter-generational learning.

link to a walking tour that narrates the story of desegregation at Central High School NHS

Words That Matter

Created by the Central High Memory Project, this audio walking tour follows the initial moments of the September '57 desegregation crisis.

High school students in service to their community

Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

The YLA empowers young leaders and promotes volunteerism, nonviolence, and stewardship for the National Park Service.

Calendar list of park activities, events, and programming

Calendar of Events

The park's calendar includes information on daily activities, evening programs, special events, etc.

Oral histories from the events at LRCHS

Discover History

Moments, Meanings, and Memory from the events at Central High

Last updated: August 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Little Rock Central High School NHS
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202-5212

Phone:

501.374.1957

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