What to know
Discover the role of Arkansas’s White River, with emphasis on the Lower White, as a vital transportation route for early settlers on the Arkansas frontier. Museum exhibits interpret the river’s influence on settlements during the steamboat era and the expansion of commerce from its roots in hunting and fishing into shelling, timber, agriculture, pearling, and button making. Life-sized figures of a steamboat captain, slave, schoolteacher, and land surveyor greet visitors. Admission to the museum is free.
2009 Main Street
Des Arc, AR 72040
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Wednesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July when required)
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.