Little Rock National Cemetery


Little Rock National Cemetery

Little Rock, Arkansas


This historic national cemetery, encompassing approximately 31 acres, is located approximately two miles southeast of the state capitol. The land that is currently the national cemetery was used for union encampments during the civil war. In 1866, a portion of the new city cemetery was purchased by the government and set aside for military interments.

In April 1868, it was designated a national cemetery with the purpose of consecrating the remains of Union dead who were buried throughout Arkansas. In 1938, an adjacent Confederate cemetery became the Confederate Section of Little Rock National Cemetery.

The cemetery was further expanded in the 1990s. In 1996 it was listed on the National Register of Historic places.

The cemetery is closed to new interments. It is open to visitors daily from dawn until dusk.


  • Location

    Little Rock National Cemetery
    2523 Springer Boulevard
    Little Rock, AR 72206

  • Address

    2523 Springer Boulevard
    Little Rock, AR 72206