Cane Hill

Established in 1827, prior to Arkansas statehood, Cane Hill is one of Northwest Arkansas’s earliest permanent settlements in what is now Washington County. Historically a center for education and culture, Cane Hill was home to one of the first institutions of higher education and the first co-educational college in the state, as well as Arkansas’s first public school and first public library. 

Cane Hill is home to 17 buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic community is located 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville, 17 miles northwest of Devil’s Den State Park and three miles south of Lincoln. 

Cane Hill is an unincorporated community. A local non-profit organization, Historic Cane Hill, owns and operates most of the attractions, including a local history museum, an art gallery, more than three miles of natural-surface walking trails along Jordan Creek, apple orchards, and numerous historic buildings available for tours and events. This rural community is a great place for bird watching, hiking, and exploring. The surrounding Ozark Mountains are excellent terrain for road and gravel cycling. 

Historic Cane Hill regularly hosts programs, events, and special exhibitions. The annual Cane Hill Harvest Festival takes place during the third weekend in September.