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Pillow-Thompson House


Built in 1896 by Jerome B. Pillow, the historic Pillow-Thompson House in Helena, Arkansas, has been beautifully restored to offer visitors a look at one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the South. It is one of several homes in Helena designed by architect George Barber.

The house was donated to the Phillips Community College Foundation in 1992 by Josephine Thompson and her son George de Man. Five generations of Pillow descendants have lived in the house. The house was restored through a joint effort of the community and Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  The house was opened to the public on June 3, 1997.


Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed on Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Free Admission

Group tours are available.

Handicapped visitor access available to first floor. Phone ahead for assistance.

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The Pillow-Thompson House is the perfect place to plan a variety of events. Let us help make your event more special and more memorable. We can provide meeting space and A/V equipment, as well as meet all of your catering needs.

Keep us in mind when planning any of the following events:

  • Meetings and Conferences
  • Luncheons & Dinners
  • Parties & Receptions
  • Weddings & Showers

PT House Caterers:

Fabulous Foods-Helen McClain - (901) 574-2285
Elizabeth Stephens - (870) 338-3906

Join us for Fabulous First Thursday Lunch

Each First Thursday of most months, friends join for an excellent lunch prepared by local caterers.  Reservations are required so reserve your seat today by calling Donna at 870-338-8535.  The lunch is $12/per person.

Donna Ussery

Pillow Thompson House Director
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-8535