From I-630, take Exit 2B – Dr. Martin Luther King Drive – south (away from the Arkansas State Capitol) to Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Turn right (head west) and continue 0.5 miles. The National Historic Site Visitor Center is on the right at the corner of Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive and Park St. Parking lot entrance is located just before the intersection with Park Street, directly across from the historic Magnolia Gas Station and diagonally across from Central High, which is still an operating school.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
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.