If you enjoy exploring historic properties and learning about the people who once called them home, don't miss touring the following:
Arkansas Governor's Mansion
For over sixty years, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion has been at the center of the First Family's public events. Eleven of the state's governors and their families have lived in the mansion, and if its walls could talk, they would have plenty of stories to tell. Completed in 1950 with more than 300,000 bricks, the home is flanked by two colonnaded walkways that link it to two cottages. Guided tours of the mansion are free and include the formal living room, state dining room, and lower atrium.
Terry House Mansion
This stately antebellum home later named The Terry House Mansion, was the home of a seventy-six-year-old woman named Adolphine Fletcher Terry. In 1958 she helped organize the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, a pivotal movement in the state and country’s history. The group operated in secret due to harassment fears, and it wasn't until the 40th anniversary of its founding that the members' names were released. The names can also be seen etched in the home's window panes. The house now belongs to the Arkansas Arts Center and is used as a gallery to host local and regional showings.
Old State House Museum
The oldest surviving capitol building west of the Mississippi River is located right here in Little Rock at The Old State House. Construction began in 1833, giving the building a long while to build a rich history. Over the years, it was the site of some of the state's most important events including a fatal knife fight between two sitting legislators and two acceptance speeches by former Presidents of the United States. Visitors can explore exhibits such as "Pillars of Power" and "First Families: Mingling of Portraits and Culture."
These are just a few of the historic sites near our apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can experience our amenities and wonderful location firsthand.