Conveniently located in downtown MacArthur Park, the museum is housed in a National Historic Landmark and the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur.

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located in the Arsenal Building, constructed in 1840 as part of a frontier military post, and offers exhibits and programming covering a wide range of topics in Arkansas, U.S. and World History.

Relive Our Military Past

  • Explore what makes a building historic, events that occurred at the Little Rock Arsenal, and what it was like to be a Civil War soldier.
  • Examine U.S. entry in the Great War and the role propaganda posters played in building support through “First Call: American Posters of World War I.”
  • Become a history detective and learn how museums use artifacts and documents to interpret the past; then go on a museum or park scavenger hunt.
  • Other programs include Food for Thought, the Reading Brigade, Flags of our Fathers, and Remember Me; visitors can also ask for a guided tour of our exhibits.
  • The museum offers grants of up to $500 to visit the museum for a program or tour. Visit our website or call for more information.

Plan Your Visit
Contact: Shane Lind or Reveille Isgrig
Address: 503 E. 9th St., Little Rock
Phone: 501-376-4602
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Cost per person: Free.
Age range: All ages.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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