Historic Downtown Benton now offers a Walking Tour!
Benton enjoys one of the oldest and most authentic historic downtown locations in Arkansas. Our 177-year-old city continues to serve as a viable retail, dining, entertainment and business center. Visitors can find local food markets that inhabit the streets during spring and summer.
Today, downtown Benton offers more than 50 historically significant buildings that are registered the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Benton also offers an assortment of specialty shops, furniture stores, museums, a prominent local stage theatre, gift shops, apparel boutiques and a multitude of service businesses. Come experience downtown Benton and get a glimpse of Arkansas history.
See the navigation at the right to view each property on the tour.
Let QR Codes Show the Way
Take a high-tech journey throughout the Historic Downtown District to find out more about some of your favorite landmarks. Look for the signs featuring the QR Code.
Historic Building Tour Map Download a QR Code Reader – Available for all smartphone devices through your phone’s app store.
For more information about Historic Downtown Benton please visit Saline County History and Heritage Society or call 501-778-3770.
This Historic Downtown Building Tour is brought to you by Saline County History and Heritage Society and UALR Benton.
After you have downloaded the necessary QR reader, locate one of the Walking Tour labels within one of the historic buildings on the walking tour and scan the code with your reader. Your phone will redirect you to the SCHHS website containing historical information on the building. It’s that easy!!
Check out Saline Stories now for the walking tour introduction!
Find The Labels!