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Little Rock, Arkansas: Esse Purse Museum

America's only purse museum, with 3,500 examples amassed by Anita Davis, who's been collecting purses for over 25 years.

1510 S. Main St., Little Rock, AR
15th St. and Main St.
Tu-Su 11-4. Closed M and holidays. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, Students, Sen., Military $8, under 6 free.
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Esse Purse Museum.

Esse Purse Museum

Purses as well as artifacts that would be found in those purses are displayed by decades. The museum is very clean and the staff was super friendly.

We had a tasty lunch next door at the Root Cafe.

[Joe Osgood, 08/12/2019]

Purse Museum.

Esse Purse Museum and Store

There are only three purse museums in the world, and one of them is in Little Rock. The artistic layout and informative museum is both visually stimulating and fun. Visitors are permitted to photograph the unique and thorough collection. If you didn't know much about women's purses when you go in, you will when you leave.

The museum also has a huge selection of purses and accessories on sale.

[Phil Pasquini, 03/16/2016]

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