Visitors Guide to the
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
and Educational Center
1021 West Cherry Street
Piggott, Arkansas


Accessible Parking Accessible Picnic Facilities Accessible Interpretive Exhibits Accessible Arkansas Historic Site Accessible Gift Shop Accessible Restrooms

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center includes a barn-studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Pauline's parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more than 60,000 acres of land. During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott. Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.

Both the home and the barn studio were named to the National Historic Register in 1982. The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era. Areas of emphasis for the museum and educational center include literature of the period, 1930s world events, agriculture and family lifestyles, family relationships and development of Northeast Arkansas during the Depression and New Deal eras.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is operated by Arkansas State University and also serves as the Visitors' Center for the northern terminus of Crowley's Ridge Parkway, Arkansas's first National Scenic Byway. After touring the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, visit the Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center adjacent to the Hemingway Barn-Studio to view a very special mineral and geode collection as well as a Native American collection from the area. The grounds of the study have been transformed into a preserve of native Arkansas plants. The Center also operates a Museum Store in back of the Barn.

Visiting the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center
     Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
     Saturday: 1 pm - 3 pm
     Closed on Sunday and major holidays.
          Monday - Friday: tours begin on the hour at 9 am until the last tour of the day at 3 pm.
          Saturday tours start on the hour at 1, 2 and 3 pm.
A note about accessibility: A lift allows barrier free access to the barn.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is located on West Cherry Street just northwest of downtown Piggott. Signage for the site can be found in the area.

GPS Coordinates
36° 23.113'
90° 12.001'

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