St. Francis County Museum - Rush-Gates House

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As of 1997, the 1906 Rush-Gates House houses the St. Francis County Museum. Dr. J.O. Rush was a doctor, local historian, and collector of more than 3,700 Native American artifacts. The museum is said to be haunted, and ghost tours are available through local hotels. In addition, private parties can be booked here that allow guests to learn about ghost hunting.

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603 Front Street
Forrest City, AR
United States

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35.008971245566315, -90.78365189059906
St. Francis County, Arkansas
Nearest Towns:
Forrest City, AR (0.4 mi.)
Madison, AR (3.5 mi.)
Caldwell, AR (4.9 mi.)
Widener, AR (5.7 mi.)
Palestine, AR (7.2 mi.)
Haynes, AR (8.2 mi.)
Colt, AR (8.6 mi.)
Wynne, AR (14.9 mi.)
Marianna, AR (16.3 mi.)
Hughes, AR (18.1 mi.)


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  1. I have visited this location once, and saw two ghosts, they were in the small, square room surrounded by glass. I saw a man in soldier-looking clothes with a dog. They walked across the room diagonally and disappeared. Very interesting history and tours.

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