The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History was created to interpret our state's military heritage from its territorial period to the present.

Located in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal--the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur--the museum preserves the contributions of Arkansas men and women who served in the armed forces.

Exhibits feature artifacts, photographs, weapons, documents, uniforms and other military items that vividly portray Arkansas's military history at home and abroad.

Regular Museum Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

Free Admission. Donations appreciated.

503 E. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR  72202
Phone:  (501) 376-4602
Fax:  (501) 376-4597
Email:  MacArthur Museum
Executive Director, Stephan McAteer

 

Upcoming Events

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 - Movies At MacArthur: Harlem Hellfighters 

African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, proved themselves valiant Americans on the battlefield of World War I in spite of prejudice at home and in the military. Famed musician James Reese Europe was their band leader. He introduced jazz to Europe with his Harlem Hellfighters band during World War I.

 

Allison Collection of World War II Photographs

During World War II, James Allison, a sports writer working for the Houston Press, noticed that many photographs not printed in the daily newspaper were routinely discarded. He received permission to save these images, and by war's end he had amassed a collection of more than 4,600 photographs. In August 1977, Allison donated his collection to the Arkansas Museum of Science and History, located in the historic Arsenal building in MacArthur Park. Today, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History owns and preserves these images.

Click here to view the Allison Collection on Flickr.

 

 

Watch the City of Little Rock's website for changes or closing due to inclement weather.

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