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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:  
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday Closed

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is open.

For visitor protection against COVID-19, staff will be wearing masks. Visitors are required to wear masks per City of Little Rock's policy. Masks will be provided by the museum if visitors do not have them. 

Visitors will also be required to fill out a health questionnaire in the lobby before proceeding into the museum. If anyone is feeling ill or has symptoms associated with COVID-19 or been around anyone with symptoms in the past 14 days, we ask that you do not visit the museum. These symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.  

Please check this website for updated information. Thank you.  

The museum will be closed on Mondays, 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

To access Podcasts programming, please visit this site. 

To access virtual programming, please visit our YouTube page by clicking here


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.



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