Historic Places

Cane Hill College (1886)

Cane Hill School was founded in 1834 and was the first formally organized school in Northwest Arkansas.

McCarty House (1875)

Located between Dutch Mills and Morrow on Highway 45, the McCarty House was built in 1875.

Zeb & Eunice Edmiston House (1872)

The Edmistons built this vernacular Greek Revival cottage in 1872.

Methodist Manse (1859)

Originally built in 1859, the restored building now houses the Historic Cane Hill, Inc. office.

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Rentals and Facilities

Make your special event an unforgettable occasion at Historic Cane Hill. Our campus features several classic examples of 19th century architecture renovated to include modern comforts. Choose from several one-of-a-kind venues of various sizes and acres of outdoor space for receptions or outdoor events. A truly unique setting is ready and waiting for your wedding, reunion, business conference, seminar or family gathering.

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Trails and Outdoors

With over three miles of hiking trails featuring crystal clear creeks, wildlife and moss covered boulders, visitors experience the beauty of the Ozarks while getting a rare glimpse into the region’s cultural history. Through interpretive trails, as well as guided and self-guided tours, guests can immerse themselves in the stories of 19th century rural life in Arkansas including the community’s once-booming agricultural economy and much more.

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As a non-profit organization, we rely on community members like you. There are many ways you can help us preserve the history of Washington County for generations to come. Your investment in Historic Cane Hill will offer future generations a direct connection to the heritage that inspired the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit now exemplifying a booming Northwest Arkansas.

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We’re a proud member of the Northwest Arkansas community and always willing to partner with area businesses. Find out if your organization is a good fit, today.

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Upcoming Event and Programs


Program Sponsors                Swirl! is a day of clay celebrating our Niloak and Beyond exhibition, with activities and learning opportunities for the whole family. Come join the fun on June 17! The Community Creative Center will be on site with its Wheel Mobile, a mobile pottery studio, where participants can receive instruction and try […]

Spring Cuisine Dinner & Demo with Heather Artripe

Event: Spring Cuisine Dinner & Demo When: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm Where: Historic Cane Hill College, 14219 College Rd, Canehill, AR 72717 Price: 1 ticket = $30, 2 tickets = $50 Program Sponsors                           Historic Cane Hill is proud to partner with Ozark Natural Foods to provide a distinctive dining experience on […]

Niloak & Beyond: 20th Century American Swirl Art Pottery

Visit Niloak & Beyond The exhibition runs through July 8, 2023 at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery, located at 14327 Hwy 45 S, Canehill, AR, 72717. The Gallery is open each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm and by appointment. For questions, to make a reservation for a tour, please call […]

April 2 – Cane Hill Community Picnic

  April 2, 2023  from 12:00 – 3:00 pm Cane Hill Presbyterian Church Pavilion, 14265 College Road, Canehill, Ark. Sponsored by: Members and friends of the Cane Hill community are invited to attend a family-friendly, bring-your-own-picnic day at Historic Cane Hill on Sunday, April 2nd at 12:00 PM! Historic Cane Hill celebrates members of the local […]

Habitat Smithsonian Exhibition – Extended!

Plan Your Visit Extended through March 2024! Trails and self-guided exhibits are open daily from sunrise to sunset Admission is free   Presenting Local Sponsor   Local Sponsors                                                          This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. About […]

2023 Arkansas State Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Exhibition

March 18 – Exhibit Opening: Arkansas State Quail & Turkey Stamp Artwork Competition

Sponsored by Historic Cane Hill is happy to partner again with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation on the 2023 Arkansas State Quail & Turkey Stamp Art Competition! Join us Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 PM for the exhibit opening and reception, and see which entries won. The […]

2022 Arkansas High School Art Exhibition

Join Historic Cane Hill, the University of Arkansas School of Art, students, families, and teachers to celebrate at the 4th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition and Exhibition on November 19!  **UPDATE** The winners have been announced and the art is now on display! Historic Cane Hill is sincerely honored to have these and so […]

Inspired by Nature featuring Nature Writing Workshop and Craft Talk

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022. Various events from 9am to 6 pm. Where: Historic Cane Hill College Building — 14219 College Rd, Canehill, AR, 72717. Get away to Cane Hill for a series of events inspired by nature. Activities throughout the day will give visitors opportunities to connect to the natural surroundings of the Ozarks […]

Call to Artists: 4th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition

We invite high school aged students to apply for the 4th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition and Exhibition sponsored by Historic Cane Hill, Inc. in partnership with the University of Arkansas School of Art. The exhibition and competition are open to any Arkansas high school student currently in the 10th-12th grade. The Grand Prize, granted to an Arkansas high school senior, is […]

Historic Cane Hill After Dark

When: October 21 @ 5:30 pm Where: Meet @ Cane Hill Cemetery, 18136 Canehill Rd, Lincoln, AR, 72744 Parking: Follow signs from Hwy 45 and Lincoln-Canehill Rd. Halloween and Cane Hill history are coming together on Friday, October 21st! Join us for Historic Cane Hill After Dark–a chance for adults to drink some cider, spend […]