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Eureka Springs Historical Museum

{ celebrating 50 years }

Open Daily 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Closed Sun + Wed | $5 Admission

1973 Ozark Mountain Folkfair

On Memorial Day weekend in 1973, an estimated 30,000 people gathered for a music and craft festival in the Ozark woods north of Eureka Springs. Often hailed as the “Woodstock of the Ozarks", the event was organized by Arkansas journalist Edd Jeffords and showcased a diverse mix of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, gospel, rock, and even Cajun music.

Fifty years later, the Eureka Springs Historical Museum is thrilled to showcase original event photography by both Albert Skiles and Jim Mathis, as well as historical objects and rare band memorabilia!

Take the Tour

A self-guided tour through our museum illustrates the history of the healing springs and the founding of our city. Permanent and temporary exhibits depict the indigenous people who first discovered the springs, the hardships of pioneer life, the Victorian renaissance that transformed Eureka Springs into a world-renowned health resort, and the arts and counter-culture movement that shaped us into the “town where misfits fit."



Artist of the Month

October 2023 – Artist of the Month

Carol Dickie

The museum is excited to share the exquisite landscape paintings of Carol Dickie as our October 2023 gift shop artist of the month! Carol’s work places viewers within the sublime lights, shadows, and colors that are mother nature’s unique calling card! Carol will be on site for a special artist meet and greet on the afternoon of October 7 from 2pm to 4pm, where guests can learn more about her inspirations and techniques. This special display will be exhibited in the ESHM gift shop for the entire month of October, and a portion of sales proceeds benefits the museum.


Upcoming Events

October 6-7, 2023

Witches Escape

An exciting magical adventure awaits, as the popular Witches Escape fundraiser returns in 2023! This year's event has been expanded into two days (Friday Oct 6 and Saturday Oct 7), with unique experiences planned for each day. Tickets now on sale and selling fast!


October 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023

Voices from Eureka's Silent City

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum presents “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” living history tours at the city cemetery. Character actors portraying residents of the historic Eureka Springs IOOF cemetery will greet and guide you, sharing the story of their lives and times. 



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