Moss Mountain Farm in Little Rock
History & Agriculture in the Arkansas River Valley
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Featuring Moss Mountain Farm owned by Television Personality P. Allen Smith. You will walk through the three-story Greek Revival-style home. Learn about his authentic design approach that pays homage to the history of the farm. You also tour the Arkansas Museum, The Old Mill, Rock Town Distillery and have a chance to visit the Clinton Presidential Library.
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Day 1 – Little Rock, AR
Arrive in Little Rock, AR where you enjoy a two-night stay. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 2 – Historic Arkansas Museum – Moss Mountain Farm Lunch & Tour – The Old Mill – Rock Town Distillery Tour & Tasting – Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
This morning, visit the Historic Arkansas Museum, home to an historic city block including the oldest building in Little Rock, an 1850s Farmstead, galleries of Arkansas Made art and history ranging from indigenous Arkansans to contemporary artists and artisans. Explore the grounds while guides describe life on the Arkansas frontier and costumed Living History actors portray early Arkansans.
Next, enjoy a lunch and a tour at the Moss Mountain Farm owned by Television Personality P. Allen Smith. Enjoy a guided tour through P. Allen Smith’s three-story Greek Revival-style home. Learn about P. Allen Smith’s authentic design approach that pays homage to the history of the farm. Explore Arkansas’ beautiful countryside overlooking the Arkansas River while touring Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden.
Connect to the land as you sit down to a farm-to-table lunch featuring a Seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Allen’s famous buttermilk pecan pie with homemade whipped cream.
Last but certainly not least, a visit to Poultryville to meet the chickens and other animals. Learn about Allen’s effort to conserve America’s early poultry breeds and why he started the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. While you are there, say hi to your favorite farm animals from Allen’s television show—Trudy, Moose, Smudge & Squeak, just to name a few.
The afternoon features a visit to The Old Mill, famous for the opening scene in the movie, “Gone With The Wind”, made in 1939. (It is believed to be the only remaining structure from the film.) This three-acre site, officially known as the T.R. Pugh Memorial Park and Pugh’s Mill.
The mill, with a water wheel constructed of concrete but treated to look like wood, is surrounded by a road resembling an old wagon road and a rustic footbridge made of black locust tree limbs. There are also sculptured concrete works known as faux bois, includes numerous bridges, benches, baskets located in the park.
Then enjoy a tour and tasting at the Rock Town Distillery. Take a tour of Arkansas’ first legal distillery since Prohibition. During the tour, see the whole process of making spirits, from grain to glass. From the Arkansas grain to filling the bottles. Learn the origins of bourbon and you’ll get to taste all of Rock Town’s spirits at the end of the tour.
End the day with a dinner show at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse. Enjoy a great buffet dinner with professional theatre featuring topnotch Broadway musicals and comedies everyone can enjoy. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Clinton Library & Museum – Depart for Home
After breakfast, visit the William J. Clinton Library and Museum. The archival and museum holdings at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum are the largest within the Presidential Library system. Included in these collections are approximately 76.8 million pages of paper documents, 1.85 million photographs and over 84,600 museum artifacts. Following your visit, depart for home. (B)