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The mission of the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, Arkansas, is the acquisition and preservation of artifacts and archival materials significant to the history of Independence County, Arkansas, and the surrounding counties, making these materials available for research and providing history-based education for the public through exhibits and programs.


The Old Independence Regional Museum will be recognized as the leading historical resource in North Central Arkansas for interpreting and sharing history in ways that inspire others.

Core Values:

  • Being an effective steward of all resources entrusted to our care and use.
  • Communicating openly and honestly, both internally and externally.
  • Inspiring a desire for learning in our visitors.
  • Fostering an appreciation of all peoples connected to our region.
  • Our address:
  • 380 S. Ninth Street
  • Batesville, Arkansas 72501
  • Hours:
  • Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Closed: Sunday and Monday
  • also:
  • New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, M.L. King Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Day After Christmas

  • phone: 870-793-2121

Admission is:  
Adults $5
Over 55 & Military $3
Children over 6 years $2
Children under 6 years Free
Archival Research only $5

Located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, the museum preserves and presents the history of 12 counties that were part of Independence County in 1820: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff.

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