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Our Historical Artifacts

​​Located a short distance from the Calico Rock Museum on Highway 56 (across from the Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church), the historic Trimble House is one of the oldest surviving structures east of the Mississippi River.  It's well worth a visit when you come to Calico.

Located a short distance from the Calico Rock Museum just off Highway 5 (Main Street) on Walnut Street (see the historic Walnut Street Bridge, too), the East Calico Historic District is a section of town that was once a boom town.  While Calico Rock is certainly not a ghost town, this section of town is the only ghost town within a city in the United States.  It's worth a trip.

The Ozark Queen was the last steamboat to dock at Calico Landing in 1903 just before the opening of the railroad.  This scale model of the Queen helps us share the story of our past.  It was constructed by Trustee Emeritus Ed Matthews in memory of Captain Robert C. Matthews.

Featured Historic Site: East Calico

The Ozark Queen

Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center

Featured Historic Site: Trimble House

104 Main Street

Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519



9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These are just a few of the historical artifacts in our collection:

The Calico Rocket, c. 1903

No Smoking Sign, Calico Rock Depot, c. 1910

Native American Grinding Stone, c. 1820

Telegraph Machine, Calico Rock Depot, c. 1910

Cherokee Alphabet Tablet, c. 1810

Calico Rock Telephone Exchange Headset, c. 1950

We are always looking for new items for our collection.

Call us to discuss loaning or donating items at 870-297-6100.