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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Ozark Bug Crawl

Join us August 24 to explore the creeping, crawling, floating, and fluttering life of Cane Hill! Experts from the University of Arkansas Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology will be on-site to help you identify your captures, determine the order of each specimen, and share fun facts about each insect. Staff from the Scott Family Amazeum […]

Pollinator Pals

Dive into the wonders of Arkansas’ State Butterfly, the Diana Fritillary (Argynnis diana), with special guest Shawn Hunter, a NWA Master Naturalist, a Wild Ones Ozark Chapter member, and the co-founder of The Diana Project. Shawn will help celebrate National Pollinators Month by sharing an informative presentation that explores the Diana’s unique lifecycle and the […]

John Lasater Exhibition and Workshop

Please join us for an opening reception to welcome John Lasater to the Historic Cane Hill Gallery Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 6-7:30 PM. A prolific figure in the plein air scene for many years, John is widely regarded as one of the premier outdoor painters in America, evidenced by his invitation to join the […]

Annual Picnic and Family Fun Day Returns to Cane Hill

On Sunday, April 28, 2024, the community is invited to bring friends, family, and a picnic lunch to enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship. NOTE UPDATED LOCATION:Due to forecast rain, we will gather indoors at the Cane Hill College, 14219 College Road. Historic Cane Hill celebrates members of the local community and all their […]

Celebrate Earth Day at Historic Cane Hill

Join us to celebrate Earth Day through a series of outdoor activities scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024. Full day’s schedule: 10-11 | Yoga on the College Lawn with Jennifer Neill 11-12 | Picnic Lunch (Boxed lunches or BYO picnic) 12-2 | Forest Bathing with Lori Carter   Yoga on the College Lawn with Jennifer […]

Wild Bird Bonanza Held March 16

Habitat Restoration Tour The day kicked off with a Quail Habitat Restoration Tour of privately held land in Cane Hill to teach landowners and the general public about habitat restoration and management work to benefit quail, turkey, deer, grassland songbirds, and pollinating insects. Guests were led on a guided tour by land management experts, including […]

2024 Arkansas Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Exhibition, Inaugural Quail Dinner, and Quail Habitat Tour

Art Exhibition: March 16-April 27, 2024 Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: March 16 – 4:00 p.m. In collaboration with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation (AGFF), Historic Cane Hill, Inc. will host an exhibition for the Arkansas State Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition at the Historic […]

Call to Artists: 2024 Arkansas State Quail & Turkey Stamp Art Competition

In collaboration with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation (AGFF), Historic Cane Hill, Inc. will host an exhibition for the Arkansas State Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery beginning March 16. The artwork from this national competition will portray the northern […]

5th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition & Exhibition

The 5th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition and Exhibition at Historic Cane Hill is sponsored by Historic Cane Hill, Inc. in partnership with the University of Arkansas School of Art. The gallery features work from Arkansas high school students currently in the 10th-12th grades. The exhibition will be on display at the Cane Hill […]

Member Exclusive: Trailblazers History Hike with Susan Young

Historic Cane Hill’s Membership Program has never been more rewarding! Not only do you have exclusive access to exciting benefits and privileges, but you also get an invitation to programs like our inaugural Trailblazers History Hike on December 2 from 2-4 p.m. Local historian and Historic Cane Hill board member Susan Young will guide members […]