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

Cane Hill After Dark

When: Friday, October 20, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Where: Pyeatte Stage; Old Cane Hill Rd., Canehill, AR 72717 On Friday, October 20, Historic Cane Hill will host the second annual Cane Hill After Dark, an investigation of the spooky side of the Ozarks. Northwest Arkansas writer and folklorist Brandon Weston will share tales of […]

Call to Artists: 5th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition

We invite high school-aged students to apply for the 5th 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 […]

Cane Hill Invitational Art Exhibition

The Cane Hill Invitation Art Exhibition celebrates the artists of Cane Hill.  Held in the Historic Cane Hill Gallery, the exhibition will open to the public on September 16 from 8am until 3pm in conjunction with the annual 2023 Cane Hill Harvest Festival. The exhibition will remain open to the public through October 28 each […]

Postponed: Apple History Talk

Historic Cane Hill’s Apple History Talk and Cider Pressing has been postponed – please watch our website and social media to see upcoming events. We’d love to have you join us for Cane Hill After Dark on October 20 – click here to learn more.

Cane Hill Harvest Festival

Join us on September 16, 2023 for this community tradition and tribute to Ozark history and culture including live music, local artists, all-new “Arts and Eats Market,” craft demonstrations, sips and samples, and so much more! This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Harvest Festival, making it one of the longest-running community events in […]

The Ozarks Bug Crawl 2023

Program Sponsors                     About the Ozarks Bug Crawl Historic Cane Hill is again teaming up with the University of Arkansas’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology to offer everyone the chance to get up close and personal with the crawling, creeping, bouncing, buzzing, flying, and fluttering life of the Ozarks! Professor of Entomology, […]

Niloak & Beyond Exhibition Gallery Installation

Thank you for helping make the Niloak and Beyond: 20th Century Swirl Art Pottery exhibition possible! Please enjoy these photos of the installation at the Cane Hill Gallery.     PDF of gallery photos

Public Day at the Wilbur Kiln Dig

This summer, the University of Arkansas is setting up its archeology Field School at the J.D. Wilbur Pottery Factory site! On Saturday, July 15, 9 am to 1 pm, we will hold a public day for anyone who wants to learn more about the material history of the site and the methods of excavation employed […]

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 […]


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 […]