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Walks through History

The “Walks Through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. All tours are held on Saturdays and begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last between one and two hours.The Walks Through History tours focus on properties outside of central Arkansas. We choose locations throughout the state primarily focusing on historic districts and groupings of individually listed National Register properties that lie in close proximity to one another. We strive to choose tour locations that have not been previously featured in the Walks series. An AHPP historian delivers a lecture about the properties while leading guests on a walking tour. All tours are free and open to the public. The Walks Through History tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council. 

Completed 2019 Walks Through History:

Walks Through History - 04/10/2019 - Historic Downtown Piggott Walks Through History - 04/10/2019 - Historic Downtown Piggott (471 KB)

Walks Through History - 05/18/2019 - Historic Downtown Harrison Walks Through History - 05/18/2019 - Historic Downtown Harrison (881 KB)

Walks Through History - 09/21/2019 - Historic Downtown Lake Village Walks Through History - 09/21/2019 - Historic Downtown Lake Village (367 KB)


Archived Walks Through History Tour Scripts

SANDWICHING IN HISTORY

The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month and are chosen from the area's historic properties, individually listed properties, and properties within historic districts. We strive to choose properties that have not been previously featured in the Sandwiching series. We must also have the property owner's permission before choosing a site as a tour location. All tours are held on Fridays at noon and last no more than one hour.The tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. An AHPP historian delivers a brief lecture about the property before leading guests on a tour. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches with them. All tours are free and open to the public. View the videos of past Sandwiching in History tours at the Arkansas Preservation YouTube channel.

Completed 2019 Sandwiching in History tours:

Sandwiching in History - 01/04/2019 - St. Luke's United Methodist Church Sandwiching in History - 01/04/2019 - St. Luke's United Methodist Church (429 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 02/01/2019 - Mosaic Templars State Temple Sandwiching in History - 02/01/2019 - Mosaic Templars State Temple (310 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 03/01/2019 - Rock Island Railroad Bridge Sandwiching in History - 03/01/2019 - Rock Island Railroad Bridge (325 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 04/05/2019 - USS Hoga, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum Sandwiching in History - 04/05/2019 - USS Hoga, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (589 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 05/03/2019 - Matthews-Storey House, Westwood Airplane Bungalow Sandwiching in History - 05/03/2019 - Matthews-Storey House, Westwood Airplane Bungalow (414 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 06/07/2019 - Irv Daniel House, North Little Rock Sandwiching in History - 06/07/2019 - Irv Daniel House, North Little Rock (943 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 07/12/2019 - War Memorial Stadium Sandwiching in History - 07/12/2019 - War Memorial Stadium (742 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 08/02/2019 - Stebbins and Roberts Office Building and Factory (Cromwell) Sandwiching in History - 08/02/2019 - Stebbins and Roberts Office Building and Factory (Cromwell) (410 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 09/06/2019 - Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center Sandwiching in History - 09/06/2019 - Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (681 KB)

Sandwiching in History - 10/04/2019 - Mills-Davis House Sandwiching in History - 10/04/2019 - Mills-Davis House (521 KB)


Archived Sandwiching in History Tour Scripts

 

The Walks Through History tours focus on properties outside of central Arkansas. We choose locations throughout the state primarily focusing on historic districts and groupings of individually listed National Register properties that lie in close proximity to one another. We strive to choose tour locations that have not been previously featured in the Walks series.

The Sandwiching in History tours focus on properties in central Arkansas and are chosen from the area's individually listed properties and properties within historic districts. We strive to choose properties that have not been previously featured in the Sandwiching series. We must also have the property owner's permission before choosing a site as a tour location.

All tours offered by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program are free and open to the public.

Sandwiching in History tours generally begin at noon on the first Friday of the month and Walks Through History tours generally begin at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month, March through December. If the first weekend of the month includes a holiday, the tours may be moved to the following weekend. A complete tour schedule is available here.

We encourage civic and community groups to contact our office and arrange for a presentation. Whether your group has a general interest in the services provided by our agency or wants a more specific presentation dealing with historic sites in your community, a representative from our agency will be happy to work with you to arrange a presentation free of charge.



Audio Tours

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has added cell phone audio tours at many historic sites across the state. Tours can be accessed by visiting the sites, finding the audio tour signage, dialing 501-203-3015 and entering the relevant stop number. Current tours and locations are listed below, with playable buttons next to corresponding audio files.

Civil War Battlefield Tours


Fort Southerland

Map


Central Arkansas Historic Site Tours