Welcome to the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, the site set aside for use to interpret the state’s military heritage! This museum features information from the territorial period to present, and is located in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal within the city’s oldest municipal park. Previously called City Park, the MacArthur park is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur, who lived in this building in the late 1800s. The building itself was created in 1840, but this museum was just established in 2001, drawing in crowds of history buffs left and right since then.
The MacArthur museum strives to preserve the contributions of the Arkansas men and women who served in the armed forces. The exhibits within the historic walls include various artifacts, photos, weapons, documents, uniforms, and other items that vividly portray the state's military history at home and abroad. Some of the permanent exhibits in the museum include Civil War exhibits, a WWII Jeep, many WWI photographs, and personal Korean War experiences from Douglas MacArthur. The second floor of this tower includes a theater that plays great immersive audiovisual presentations and temporary display rooms that help further understand the importance of this tower, the first military installment in Little Rock, and the lives of men and women such as MacArthur!