• Historic V.C. Kays House, Jonesboro, AR
  • Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Piggott, AR
  • Hemingway Barn Studio, Piggott, AR
  • Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, AR
  • Administration Building, Dyess, AR
  • Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, Dyess, AR
  • Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village, AR
  • Lakeport Plantation House, Lake Village, AR
  • Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR

The A-State Heritage Sites are currently open for limited public tours.  The staff will be taking extra steps to help ensure everyone’s health and safety.  Please make note of the following policies.

  • Tours are limited to 8 guests. We cannot accommodate group tours at this time.

  • Guests are encouraged to call ahead for reservations. While reservations are not required, we do not have an indoor waiting area for drop-in guests.

  • Guests over 10 years of age are required to wear face coverings for the duration of the tour. Staff will also be wearing face coverings.

The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Office develops and operates historic properties of regional and national significance in the Arkansas Delta. These sites provide educational resources for formal and informal learning, including serving as living laboratories for students in the university’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. program. In addition, they serve as economic catalysts in communities where they are located by attracting heritage tourists from around the country.

A-State Heritage Sites also serves as an administrative agent for Arkansas Delta Byways, the official non-profit regional tourism promotion association serving fifteen counties in the Arkansas Delta. These include Arkansas, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis counties. A-State Heritage Sites has been instrumental in developing and promoting two National Scenic Byways that traverse this region: the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Arkansas segment of the 10-state Great River Road, which runs along both sides of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Administration Building exhibits tell the story of this New Deal agricultural resettlement colony, while the Cash Home is furnished as it appeared when the Cash family lived there.


Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

This Piggott site includes the restored barn studio where Ernest Hemingway wrote portions of A Farewell to Arms, as well as the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.


Lakeport Plantation

This structure near Lake Village is Arkansas's only remaining antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River and retains many of its original decorative finishes. Exhibits tell stories of those who lived and worked there.


Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

This museum is located in the historic Mitchell-East Building in Tyronza, which housed the businesses of two of the organizers of the nation's first integrated agricultural union, established in 1934.


Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center

Some 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer during World War II. Audio exhibits on site and a museum at McGehee preserve their memories.


Historic V.C. Kays House

The home of A-State's first president is being restored to include a replica of the office of former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, as well as exhibits related to President Kays and Senator Hattie Caraway.


Arkansas Delta Byways

Arkansas Delta Byways, the 15-county regional tourism promotion association for Eastern Arkansas, is crisscrossed by two National Scenic Byways: the Crowley's Ridge Parkway and the Great River Road.


Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites provide opportunities for research, independent study, practicums, field work, and hands-on experience for students in A-State's Heritage Studies degree program.