Historic Arkansas Museum is at 200 E. 3rd St. at Cumberland St.; from I-30 take exit 141. Of the five restored early-19th-century buildings, four are open to the public. Among the offerings in the 51,000-square-foot museum are galleries devoted to a collection of items by artists and artisans of Arkansas, a Native American gallery, a contemporary Arkansas Artists' Gallery and a Children's Hands-on Gallery. This is the main center of interpretation about the state's frontier period. Changing exhibits also are offered. Special events are held throughout the year.
Museum free. Historic grounds $2.50; $1.50 (ages 65+); $1 (ages 0-17); free (first Sun. of the month). Phone to confirm rates.
Hours: Museum Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Historic grounds Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Tours of the grounds are given Mon.-Tues. 10-4 on the hour. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.