In 1970, Eureka Springs became the first Historic District in Arkansas to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This included the entire city limits of about two square miles. With further expansion of the City, in 2005, a second nomination was approved by the National Park Service, which then established Eureka Springs as a Nationally Significant District on the National Register of Historic Places – and is the only such in Arkansas!
One of “Twelve Distinctive Destinations” 2001
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Recipient of Save America’s Treasures Grant 2004
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Volunteer Community of the Year 2004
Arkansas Division of Volunteerism, Arkansas Municipal League
Oldest Continuing Tree City USA in Arkansas
Community of the Year, Meritorious Achievement Award 2005
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission
One of America’s Top 25 Art Communities 2005
American Style Magazine
Preserve America Community, 2005
(US President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation)
National Register properties are distinguished by having been documented and evaluated according to uniform standards. These standards were developed to recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have made a contribution to our country's history and heritage. The criteria are designed to guide state and local governments, federal agencies, and others in evaluating potential entries in the National Register. Properties, whether sites, buildings, structures, objects, or districts, must possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association. They must also fit one or more criteria such as: Embodiment of the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction; representation of the work of a master; possession of high artistic values; or representation of a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction
Eureka Springs Historic Museum
Located at 95 South Main --- South end of Historic Downtown Eureka Springs.
Museum Director, Ginni Miller
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum operates as a nonprofit corporation
exclusively for charitable, literary, artistic, and educational purposes.
Headquartered in the historic 1889 Calif House, this historic three-story structure was made from limestone taken from the nearby White River. It houses a vast storehouse of historic and cultural items and displays a variety of exhibits in preserving the history and art of this health resort town and its people.