Eureka Springs Historical Museum

About the Museum

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a town which sprang up from the discovery of a spring of “healing waters” during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. It was built on a seemingly inexhaustible supply of pure, clear water that 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. Variously 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 Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the Historic District at 95 S. Main in the 1889 Calif Building. The museum’s income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships, which are open and available to all interested persons. It is open from  9:30 AM to 4 PM., Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM. to 4:00 PM. on Sunday.

Admission Fee for Self-Guided Museum Tours:

$5.00 for Adults.

$2.50 for Students (with I.D.), 12 years old and up.

Children under the age of 12 are free.

Members are Free!

We Welcome Group Tours:

Please call the museum at 479-253-9417, for more information about group guidelines.

Come, let us tell you Our Story.

Eureka Springs Historical Museum Mission Statement:

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a non-profit institution whose primary purpose is the collecting, preserving, documenting and exhibiting physical objects; and educating scholars, students and the general public original evidence of the cultural history of Eureka Springs and the surrounding area from its founding to the present day.