The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum opened September 18, 2010 at 256 Carey Rd. on the Booneville Human Development Center grounds. The mission of the Museum is to preserve the history of the Sanatorium and to educate the public on the role the Sanatorium played in the City of Booneville, County of Logan and the State of Arkansas
During the Sanatorium's peak years, the 1930s through the 1950s, there were over 1,000 patients and over 600 employees on any given month. The institution was completely self supporting with herds of cattle, swine and dairy cattle maintained on its 930 acres along with extensive vegetable and fruit crops. The Sanatorium also operated a state of the art dairy and large cannery to process the foods. Some of the amenities here included a movie theater, post office, library, Church, barber shop and elementary school.
The Museum remembers the Sanatorium for its economic impact as the largest employer in Logan County and one of the largest in the State of Arkansas and more importantly, memorializes over 70,000 patients who were treated here and the over 5,000 employees who fed them, treated them and cared for them during the Sanatorium's 73 years of operation from 1910 to 1973.
April, 2006 the Sanatorium was designed as an Arkansas Historic District the largest in the state. In November 2006 the property was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
1942 LaFrance Firetruck
Original From The TB Center
Museum Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 10am to 2pm.
Group tours are welcome and can be scheduled ahead of time or off hours by calling (479) 675-5009.
The museum is located at 256 Carey Rd, Booneville, Arkansas, 72927