Walks Through History

The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. The tours are organized by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. All tours are held on Saturdays and begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last between one and two hours. 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.

Walks Through History Schedule 

  • June 11: Hardy Downtown Historic District
  • July 9: Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic District, Booneville 
  • August 13: Nashville Commercial Historic District 
  • September 10: Main Street Eureka Springs 
  • October 15: Kensett (White County) 
  • November 12: Downtown Brinkley
  • December 10: Selma Methodist Church and Selma Rosenwald School (Drew County)  

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Hardy Downtown Historic District | June 11, 2016

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Named after railroad contractor James A. Hardy of Batesville, Hardy was established on the bank of the Spring River after the arrival of the railroad in 1883. From 1894 to 1963, Hardy served as the location of a courthouse for Sharp County’s northern judicial district. Hardy thrived as a popular tourist destination for residents of the Mississippi River Delta. The free tour begins at 11 a.m. at the Olde Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast, 108 W. Main Street, Hardy, and will last about two hours. The event is co-sponsored by the Sharp County Historical Society.

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Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic District, Booneville | July 9, 2016

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Nashville Commercial Historic District | August 13, 2016

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Main Street in Eureka Springs | September 10, 2016

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Kensett (White County) | October 15, 2016

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Downtown Brinkley | November 12, 2016

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Selma Methodist Church and Selma Rosenwald School (Drew County) | December 10, 2016

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