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.

Address:
1510 S. Main St., Little Rock, AR
Directions:
15th St. and Main St.
Hours:
Tu-Su 11-4. Closed M and holidays. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
501-916-9022
Admission:
Adults $10, Students, Sen., Military $8, under 6 free.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Esse Purse Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bill Clinton Behind BarsBill Clinton Behind Bars, Little Rock, AR - < 1 mi.
Grave of the Boy Martyr of the ConfederacyGrave of the Boy Martyr of the Confederacy, Little Rock, AR - < 1 mi.
Stained Glass: Boy Martyr of the ConfederacyStained Glass: Boy Martyr of the Confederacy, Little Rock, AR - < 1 mi.
In the region:
80-Ton Korean Gate, Little Rock, AR - 1 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Arkansas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

International Spy Museum, Washington, DC (Oct 11-17, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights