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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Partnership

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

2022 Cane Hill Harvest Festival

Join us on September 17 & 18, 2022 for Ozark Country Breakfast, live music featuring local bands, sorghum production, food vendors and more! The Cane Hill Harvest Festival is organized by the Cane Hill Festival Committee and held on the grounds of Cane Hill College, 14219 College Rd.(WC4762), Cane Hill, AR 72717. Located just off […]

“Farming in the Ozarks” with Jared Phillips – A Habitat Humanities Series Event

Photo of Polk Bookout tending his flock by Howard Clark. From the Caroline Price Clark Collection. Housed at Shiloh Museum, Springdale, AR.  As a part of the ongoing Smithsonian Habitat exhibition at Historic Cane Hill and with the support of the Arkansas Humanities Council, we are excited to present our first Habitat Humanities Series event, Farming in the Ozarks, […]

The Ozarks Bug Crawl at Historic Cane Hill

As a part of our ongoing Habitat exhibition, Historic Cane Hill is offering everyone the chance to get up close and personal with the crawling, creeping, floating, and fluttering life of the Ozarks! In case you haven’t noticed, the bugs are out and about in Northwest Arkansas, and Austin Jones is loving it! Austin is a lifelong […]

Trail of Tears Memorial Dedication

In December of 1837, a detachment of Cherokee people who were removed from their homes east of the Mississippi endured a tragic camp here in Cane Hill on their way to Oklahoma. The purpose of this ceremony is to dedicate a space onsite at Historic Cane Hill that will hold the experience of these people […]

Habitat Smithsonian Exhibition

Plan Your Visit Opening Date April 16, 2022 (running through November 26) Trails and self-guided exhibits are open daily from sunrise to sunset Visitor Center is open 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Admission is free   Presenting Local Sponsor   Local Sponsors                                                          This project is supported […]

Explore Historic Cane Hill

Choose your own adventure with this list as your guide! 1.  Ring the bell in the College Bell Tower 2.  Stand in the middle of the Jordan Creek Bridge and take in the view 3.  Spot a Blue Heron by Jordan Creek 4.  Watch for eagles and hawks 5.  Bring your sketch pad or easel […]

2022 Quail Stamp Art Contest

Historic Cane Hill has partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation for four years to promote the arts in Arkansas and help gain support to restore and conserve quail habitat. 2022 was the first juried competition to select the artwork for a voluntary quail stamp. The Quail Stamp Art […]

3rd Annual High School Artists Exhibition and Competition

Join us for the 3rd Annual High School Artists Exhibition and Competition. A virtual exhibition and reception ceremony will take place on Friday, November 19th at 6pm. For more information, contact David Collins, 479-824-4455 or Donna Smith Jones, 479-575-5202.