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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Scott Plantation Settlement School Tours
 
"Preserving the Past while Educating the Future"
 
To book a tour:

  • Call Scott Connections:  (501) 351-5737 or email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • The Settlement is open:  The 3rd Saturday in March through the 3rd Sunday in November
                    • Settlement hours are: 
Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays:  Closed
Group reservations may be made in advance for other times
  • When making reservations, you will be asked:
Howmany children in the group? - $2.00 for each child under 12 years of age
How many adults in the group?- Adult teachers/counselors are free
We recommend 40 to 60 children per tour
Time of arrival and departure
Is lunch on the grounds desired?
  • The tour is based on age appropriate presentations
  • There are bathrooms and a gift shop on the premises 
  • Often school tours will include a visit to other local sights
Marlsgate Plantation Home

         
        Tour Presentation
              The children will have a brief orientation of the Settlement.  A video of the history will be shown prior to the tour.
 
              This Settlement is a composite of early and turn of the century structures that are furnished.  The tour guide will share the history and significance of each building and it's artifacts.   The children are encouraged to compare today's life with lives 100 yrs. ago.  The tour leaders incorporate what the students are learning in their history classes.
                   
               The children's classes will be divided into several groups and at the sound of the plantation bell, they will proceed to the next site. There are several stops for each group.   (15 per tour group is the norm)
 
                There are 26 exhibits on the campus.   The tour usually includes the 1840 log house, a tenant house, a one room school house, clinic, plantation house, commisary, blacksmith shop, log corn bin and the train station.
 
                Lunches may be brought by students to be eaten on the grounds.
               
                The teachers are given brochures and the children are encouraged to bring their families another time.
 
                  Sometimes two school buses will come to Scott.   One will tour Toltec Mounds State Park and the other  The Scott Plantation Settlement, then they will switch locations  and have a picnic before returning to school.
 
                The children are given a chance to play tag, walk on walking sticks, ring the plantation bell, etc.    It is a very kid friendly, low key place that once visited, they will want to return.  It is on an 8+ acre tract of land.
             

 
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