Hinderliter Tavern - Little Rock, AR - the oldest home in Little Rock, Arkansas


Hinderliter Tavern located in Little Rock, Arkansas is in the Hinderliter House and is believe to have been the of the territorial assembly for the last time. It is now part of the Historic Arkansas Museum. The HIderliter Grog Shop is the oldest building in Little Rock.

Jesse Hinderliter began the Hinderliter Grog Shop during 1826 or 1827 as a log structure. The building served as both his business and the home he shared with his wife. There were two slaves in the home with them until 1834 when Hinderliter died. There is folklore surrounding the building.

The folklore associates the Hinderliter Tavern with the 1835 territorial legislature meeting. The construction of the shop's flooring included the use of cypress and red oak logs. Later additions to the structure where the porch and clapboard siding. The formal dining room in the house has a hand carved federal mantel indicating the importance of style on the frontier.

The museum charges a fee to tour both the grounds and the houses it has restores. The first Sunday of every month both of these are free. The regular activities and galleries in the museum's new facility are free. The Historic Arkansas Museum should be contacted directly if you need more details about touring the Hinderliter Tavern.

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