Conveniently located in Little Rock’s downtown historic district near Interstate 30, Curran Hall is within walking distance of the Little Rock River Market District and just a short drive from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Throughout the year, Curran Hall welcomes guests to Arkansas and our Capital City with Southern grace and charm. The welcome center offers knowledgeable and friendly staff looking forward to assisting visitors to the Capital City and Natural State.
Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Curran Hall was built in 1842 by Colonel Ebenezer Walters as a wedding gift for his bride, Mary Eliza Starbuck. Over the years, Curran Hall has been home to a number of families who were instrumental in the development of Little Rock. Curran Hall was constructed in the Greek Revival style adapted to a Southern frontier setting. The symmetrical, one-story house has a central hall with a large room opening to each side. Walls are three bricks thick and the original front porch has been fully restored. Few houses of this era remain with so few interior alterations.
As early as 1849, visitors to the Curran Hall gardens commented on the roses, native flowers, exotic shrubbery, and arbors with vines, fruits, and berries. Original landscaping included a wide variety of hardy Southern trees, shrubs, vines, and bulbs. Today’s Curran Hall features a garden landscape designated as the Marjem Ward Jackson Historic Garden which attracts tour groups and visitors from all over the world. In full bloom the garden is breath-taking and is lovingly maintained by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners.
In addition to serving as the official Little Rock Visitor Information Center and the Mayor’s Reception Hall, Curran Hall offers space for special events, weddings, receptions, and business meetings, not only inside the facility but also outside on the landscaped grounds. The central hall offers a spacious interior for hosting a luncheon, shower, or private party. The west rooms are available for intimate gatherings and business meetings, with free Wi-Fi and seating space. Special pricing for city related meetings and corporate partners.
Historic Curran Hall is managed and operated by the Quapaw Quarter Association, dedicated to preserving Greater Little Rock’s historic places.