Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
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. Along with exhibits, you can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds. We also have a research library with a collection of over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life.
Until further notice, we are open Monday through Friday only; closed Saturday and Sunday.
Please note the following changes that apply to everyone:
- If you have flu-like COVID symptoms (such as fever or chills and shortness of breath), please stay home for now.
- All visitors must wear face masks. Exceptions: those under two years old and anyone who has trouble breathing or is incapacitated. No mask? No problem. We’ll provide you with a free, one-time-use mask.
- We’re limiting the number of visitors at one time, based on maximum capacities and social distancing. If you happen to arrive when we’re at maximum capacity, we’ll ask you to patiently wait until we have room for additional visitors. We’re also limiting visiting groups and families to five people or less, in order to maintain social distancing.
- Please leave personal belongings and strollers in your car. Purses are okay.
- Please enter through the front door and exit through the side (east) door. This keeps interactions to a minimum. Anyone needing assistance to visit (such as those using wheelchairs or walkers), ring the east door doorbell and we’ll come open it for you.
- Please practice social distancing while in the museum. If you visit with children, keep them nearby and socially distanced. If you visit with a group, please stay together.
- Restroom use will be limited to one person at a time or one family/group. Ask for a restroom key.
- Our store is closed because social distancing is impossible there.
- If you’re a researcher, please email, call, or mail in research or photo questions and requests, due to the small size of our library and the inability to social distance.
- All hands-on items in our exhibit hall have been temporarily removed.
- All historic buildings will be closed since social distancing inside is impossible. The grounds are still open for your enjoyment.
You Should Know
- All museum staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks, social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and cleaning and disinfecting the museum’s public areas multiple times each day.
- You can help us by providing feedback about our COVID-related practices. Thanks!