Old Independence Regional Museum

380 South 9th Street, Batesville, AR 72501 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. (CST)




Located in Historic Batesville, Arkansas, Old Independence Regional Museum is housed in a former National Guard Armory that was built of local sandstone as a WPA project in 1936. The Museum preserves the history of 1820 Independence County, known today as 12 separate counties: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White and Woodruff. Visitors can also search early documents and photographs for their ancestors’ stories in the archival wing of the Museum.


Visitors can experience life from a bygone era in the exhibit galleries.

The Great Depression

The White River

The Civil War

Shawnee Town


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