Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale, Arkansas 72764
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History serves the public by providing resources for finding meaning, enjoyment, and inspiration in the exploration of the Arkansas Ozarks.
Located in downtown Springdale, Arkansas, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is a regional history museum focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. The museum takes its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which became Springdale in the 1870s.
Most of what you’ll see at the museum highlights the real shapers of Ozark history – the everyday men, women, and children who lived in our towns and rural communities. We tell their stories through a variety of exhibits on native peoples, pioneers, the Civil War, the fruit and timber industries, and traditional folk life. There’s plenty of fun for all ages – you can use a grinding stone, try on some old-timey clothes, listen to folk music, or sit and play a game of checkers.
Along with exhibits, you can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds, including a log cabin, a barn, and a town home of the 1940s. Shaded walking paths and picnic tables offer a chance to relax and remember a time when life moved at a slower pace.
The Shiloh Museum also houses a research library with an extensive collection of over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life. We offer programs, lectures, and changing exhibits on a variety of regional history topics. The museum is less than three miles from the interstate, not far off the beaten path.
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day