The Arkansas State Capitol was built between 1899 and 1915 on the site of the old state penitentiary. Prison labor was used to build it. Located on the grounds are several monuments including those to veterans, police, Confederate soldiers, Confederate women, a Confederate war prisoners marker, and a civil-rights memorial to the Little Rock Nine. Designed in the Neo-classical style, the Arkansas State Capitol building was built over a century ago as a replica of the US Capitol and has been used in many movies as a stand-in. The Arkansas State Capitol building features Arkansas granite and six bronze doors and three chandeliers crafted by Tiffany's of New York. The dome has a 24-karat gold plated cupola. This tour will include "Testaments," the Civil Rights Memorial sculpture of the Little Rock Nine, African American students that courageously integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Situated on the north side of the Arkansas State Capitol building, it faces the Governor's office window. It was the first Civil Rights Memorial located on any State Capitol grounds in the south. The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial is also located on the Capitol grounds. Located on the southeast corner of the capitol grounds, a lasting tribute to the over 60,000 Arkansans who served; and over 600 sons of this state who lost their lives; and the 22 men still listed as missing in action as a result of the war.
Tricia Goyer is a best-selling author of over 80 books and an eager traveler. Tricia's travel adventures often start with research for one of her books, yet she's also been known to come up with a book idea just to have an excuse to travel there! Storyteller, history buff and curious adventurer, Tricia loves connecting with people, building friendships and bringing history to life. Tricia has called California, Montana, and Arkansas home. She's lived in Arkansas for ten years and enjoys exploring the area with her family. Homeschooling mom of 10 kids (five still at home!), Tricia believes the best way to learn is through experience, and she's looking forward to help you see her corner of the world in new ways ... and maybe even consider writing stories of your own!"
Tricia Goyer has been guiding since Jan 2021
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Little Rock with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Little Rock. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
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