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

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 […]

Archaeology Day at Historic Cane Hill

October 8, 2022  12:30 PM to 4:30 PM Historic Cane Hill College, 14219 College Rd, Canehill, AR, 72717 With its storied human history, Historic Cane Hill goes hand-in-hand with archaeology. Archaeology Day at Historic Cane Hill is a chance for families to learn how human-made Habitat is an important part of the landscape. The Arkansas […]

The Silken Thread Author Talk with Ray Fisher

September 17, 4:30 pm Cane Hill College, 14219 College Road, Canehill, AR   Join us for a program about how bugs have changed human societies. Entomologist Ray Fisher will use research from the book The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History, which he co-authored with Robert N. Wiedenmann, to focus on […]

2022 Cane Hill Harvest Festival

Join us on September 17, 2022 for this community tradition, the Cane Hill Harvest Festival, featuring Ozark Country Breakfast, live music from local bands, sorghum production, craft demonstrations, food vendors and more! Festival admission is free. Parking cost is $3 per car. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the evening concert! For more info, […]

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.