The Clinton House Museum will be open for the first time since the pandemic forced its closure in 2020 with new hours, exhibits, and free admission beginning on May 26, 2022.
The small, unassuming house museum is situated just south of the University of Arkansas campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Don’t let its size fool you, as it holds a special place in history that reaches far beyond the bounds of Fayetteville. Not only did a future United States President and Secretary of State call the now-museum their first home, they got married right in the middle of the living room!
The interior of the home, where the Clintons lived while they were both teaching in the University of Arkansas School of Law, is filled with hundreds of collections detailing the lives, careers, and family affairs of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton. Visitors can see campaign memorabilia from years of the Clintons’ campaigns, a timeline of the couple’s years spent in Fayetteville, a theater running old political ads, family and campaign photographs, a replica of Bill Clinton’s 1976 “War Room” from his Attorney General campaign, and a full-scale replica of the dress Hillary Clinton wore for her 1975 living room wedding.
The Clinton House Museum is also home to one of Fayetteville’s top tourist photo opportunities, where visitors flock to the front porch steps to have their picture taken in front of the landmark 1931 Tudor-style home! The First Ladies’ Garden, which remained open while visitation was restricted in the Museum’s interior, will also continue to be maintained. The Garden is home to the favorite flower of each First Lady and is situated outside the Clinton House.
Admission to the house is free, but donations are encouraged. For now, the museum will be open from 10am-4pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Clinton House Museum is located at 930 West Clinton Drive in Fayetteville, Arkansas. For more information, visit clintonhousemuseum.org