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 - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 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

 

August 1-26

Temporary Exhibit: "Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier"

"Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier" will open at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History August 1st, 2019. The exhibit will have a month long run and will end on August 26th. The traveling exhibit consists of 15 panels that explore the history of Arkansas Territory though the collections of the Arkansas State Archives and their branch archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives in Washington.

 

August 20 

Movies At MacArthur, 6:30 p.m. -  Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story

In Vietnam, over 10,000 American lives were saved by the actions of over 4,000 military working dogs and their handlers. This is the story of US Army SSgt Robert Hartsock, the only handler to have ever received the Medal of Honor.

 

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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