Preserving the Past at Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Eureka Springs, Arkansas has a unique history.   The town originally sprang up from the discovery of a spring of "healing waters" during the late 1800's.     It was built on supply of pure, clear water that allegedly healed, to become a health spa and the fourth largest city in Arkansas from 1879 to the turn of the century.

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum preserves and protects the history of this town and its people, which continues to attract thousands of visitors each year.  It is still a healing place, where people come to get away from it all.  Sometimes known as The City that Water Built, The Little Switzerland of the Ozarks, and an authentic Victorian Village, (the whole town is on the National Register Of Historic Places,) it was and still is a unique community holding fast to its heritage.

The history of Eureka Springs displayed in numerous exhibits plus historic photographs and documents, a large collection of early Ozarks art, excellent research materials, and a genealogy department.

The museum is funded solely on donations and fundraisers.   In 2009, the museum began a new fundraising event called “Voices from the Silent City.”   For two weekends in October, the museum gives a historical walking tour of the Eureka Springs cemetery where residents of “the silent city” tell the stories of early citizens of Eureka Springs.  Each year features a different theme and characters, so it's a must-do event every fall for both visitors and locals alike.   

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the Historic District at 95 S. Main in the 1889 Calif Building. It is open from 9:30 AM to 4 PM., Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM. to 3:00 PM. on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for College Students and free for children through grade 12.

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