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Homeschooling allows us great travel flexibility.  There was a glider convention in Little Rock, Arkansas this year that hubby wanted to attend.  While hubby was learning along with other glider pilots my son and I visited 18 sites across the 3 days.  I purposefully planned our trip to Little Rock to cover civil rights history knowing we were going to go to the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to learn about the Little Rock 9.   I also knew it would be an opportunity to see another state capitol.  My original list only had 9 locations but we kept learning of more sites at every stop.  In addition, many of the sites were small, free, and next to other sites allowing us to visit so many places in one day.  My son and I were welcomed at every location.  We met so many friendly and helpful people who wanted to make sure my son’s history lessons covered every possible site in Little Rock.  Little Rock was a great place for a road school adventure!

Here is the list of places we visited:

Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201
7-5 weekdays, 10-3 weekends (free guided and self-guided tours)
https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/stateCapitol/2019ShuttleMap.pdf
Monument outside of the Capitol: TESTAMENT: LITTLE ROCK NINE MEMORIAL is at Capitol & Dr. MLK Drive, Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St, Little Rock, AR 72206 (no tours, free to stop and 6 historic houses to stop at that are next door to the mansion) https://www.quapaw.com/pages/who-we-are/historic-districts-neighborhoods/ has information on all the historic neighborhoods

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
2120 Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive Little Rock, AR 72202
Visitor Center located at 2120 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive (free, guided tours of inside the high school must be arranged in advance but self-guided tours around the outside of the high school are daily, they have a short film that they show school groups that they will show to the general public upon request)

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER
501 West 9th St. Little Rock, AR 72201
9-5 Tues-Sat (free)

Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201
9-5 Tues- Sat. (galleries free, house tours $2)

Clinton Presidential Library
1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
9-5 daily (fee rates depending on age)
Presidential wetlands right next door

HEIFER VILLAGE AND URBAN FARM (next door to the presidential library)
1 World Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202
9-5 Mon-Sat (free)

Streetcar Blue Line Tour (free, some drivers will narrate the ride. Green Line is downtown only. Blue Line goes from the presidential library over the river and around North Little Rock) Download their maps. The bus has a fee, the streetcar is free.

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive North Little Rock, AR 72114
Only open Friday & Sat 10-4:30 and guided submarine tours are at set times (fees depending on age, discounts for veterans and active duty)

Old State House Museum (free) 9-5 Tues-Sat and 1-5 Sun.
300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Freedom Riders Trail (free walking tour, a historical marker and named plaques along Markham Street) https://civilrightstrail.com/attraction/arkansas-civil-rights-heritage-trail/ You can download an app for more civil rights tour information.
201 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR, 72202

Capital Hotel (you can enter even if not a guest to see the largest elevator west of the Mississippi River and the balcony in which Ulysses S. Grant gave a speech from)
111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Museum of Discovery (Reciprocity with ASTC Passport program otherwise fees charged)
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150 Little Rock, AR 72201
9-5 daily

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
(free) 8:30-4:30 Tues-Sat and 1-5 Sun
602 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas (free) 9-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, and 1-5 Sun
503 E 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72202

Arkansas Arts Center (under construction for a new building, the old site is free and very limited displays but working artists spaces and classes) 10-5 Tues-Sat & 11-5 Sun
2510 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202

Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden Sculpture Gardens (free)
Arkansas River Trail, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

The Galleries at Library Square (free) 9-6 Mon-Sat.
401 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201