Tag Archives: Arkansas National Park

William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Arkansas


“I still believe in a place called Hope.” President Clinton
On August 19, 1946, Virginia Blythe gave birth to her son, William Jefferson Blythe, III. Named for his father who died before he was born, he grew up to become William Jefferson Clinton – the 42nd president of the United States. In this house, he learned many of the early lessons that defined his life and his presidency.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Arkansas


The 1957 Desegregation Crisis at Central High School
Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States. The nine African-American students’ persistence in attending the formerly all-white Central High School was the most prominent national example of the implementation of the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas


Hot springs in the middle of town?
Water. That’s what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed “The American Spa,” Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Come discover it for yourself.

Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas


Discover the Past
From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker’s jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896, Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history.

Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen who pursued them.