Visitors Guide to
and Educational Center
1021 West Cherry Street
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.
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.
Learn more about the
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and
The official website of the
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center.