Arkansas Post Museum

Explore this complex of five exhibit buildings and learn about life on, and the history of, Arkansas's Grand Prairie and Delta. The Main House contains an audiovisual room and gift shop. The Summer Kitchen showcases domestic tools and kitchen instruments of old. The Peterson Building interprets life on the southern end of the Grand Prairie and the Delta through exhibits and artifacts on display. Two buildings on the museum grounds are original to the Grand Prairie. The 1877 Refeld-Hinman Loghouse is an example of how houses were built on the prairie and throughout the Delta. The 1933 Carnes-Bonner Playhouse, a miniature built-to-scale version of the Carnes' family home, displays children's furnishings, accessories and toys.

The museum is six miles south of Gillett on U.S. 165 at the junction of Ark. 169.

Museum Entrance Fee

Adult:  $3 each
Child (6-12):  $2 each
 Family Admission (parents and children through age 18):  $10

Adult Group Rates (15 or more with advance notice):  $.25 off above fees

Bona Fide School Groups Teachers, Bus Drivers, and Chaperones are admitted free of charge.

Hours of Operation

Open:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday); 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Closed:  Monday (except Monday holidays), New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

Contact Arkansas Post Museum

Contact Arkansas Post Museum

5530 Highway 165 South
Gillett, Arkansas  72055
Phone: 870-548-2634


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