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Historic Preservation Passport Program 

Looking for a new way to explore Arkansas? Visit Arkansas's past with this statewide tour of historic properties.

click to enlarge ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

There are so many ways to explore the state of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program offers a memorable one with its Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which encourages tourism to Arkansas properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of the more than 2,500 National Register properties in Arkansas, 26 are highlighted in the passport program, which was launched this year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

The passports feature pictures and descriptions of each selected property, organized by region of the state. Visitors to each site can get the passport stamped or take a selfie at the location; completed books can be exchanged for a commemorative coin or badge. Passports are available at each participating location, as well as at Arkansas Welcome Centers across the state.

Stops on the passport trail include:

Central Arkansas

click to enlarge Little Rock Central High School - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Historic Curran Hall, Little Rock

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott

Conway County Library, Morrilton

Faulkner County Museum, Conway


Southwest Arkansas

click to enlarge Lum & Abner Store and Museum in Pine RIdge - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Lum & Abner Store and Museum in Pine RIdge

Lum & Abner Store & Museum, Pine Ridge

Clark County Historical Museum, Arkadelphia

Fordyce Bathhouse, Hot Springs

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site, Hope

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro

John Newton House, El Dorado


Northwest Arkansas

click to enlarge Devil's Den State Park, West Fork - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Devil's Den State Park, West Fork

Devil's Den State Park, West Fork

Drennen-Scott House Historical Museum, Van Buren

Ozark Area Depot Museum, Ozark

Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library


North Central Arkansas

click to enlarge St. Joe Depot in St. Joe - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • St. Joe Depot in St. Joe

St. Joe Depot, St. Joe

Old Independence Regional Museum, Batesville

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring


Upper Delta

click to enlarge Historic Greyhound Bus Depot in Blytheville - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Historic Greyhound Bus Depot in Blytheville

Historic Greyhound Bus Depot, Blytheville

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan

Village Creek State Park, Newcastle


Lower Delta

click to enlarge Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena - ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena

Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena

Missouri Pacific Railway Van Noy Eating House (World War II Japanese American Internment Museum), McGehee

Old Crossett Post Office, Crossett

Old Monticello Post Office, Monticello

Pine Bluff Civic Center, Pine Bluff

The program will continue through December of 2020, so you've got plenty of time to hit all these stops and collect all your stamps! For more information, visit the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program here.


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