Clinton House Museum
This Fayetteville house was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton and now serves as a museum that preserves the history of one of the most powerful unions in politics. The couple were married in the living of the home which now includes exhibits drawn from the museum's collection of memorabilia from Bill’s early political career. The museum includes exhibits related to the early lives of both Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham, as well as information about Bill Clinton's time as governor and his two terms as President. One of the highlights of the museum tour, guests can smell the roses in the First Ladies Garden featuring favorite flowers of all the First Ladies.
Backstory and Context
At one bedroom and 1800 square feet, this unassuming house in Fayetteville, Arkansas holds a special place in history. Not only did a future United States President and Secretary of State call it their first home, they were married right in the living room. Bill Clinton took Hillary Rodham’s hand in marriage seventeen years before he would be elected President. Visit the house that served as the backdrop for that day in October of 1975. You’ll see much more than just a well-preserved and restored home in the beautiful Ozark mountains. Witness rarely seen memorabilia of Clinton’s early political career, including his campaigns for US House of Representatives and Arkansas Attorney General and study some of Clinton’s earliest political speeches, showcasing his unique style that would eventually be discovered by millions around the globe. View a faithful replica of Hillary’s wedding dress, and follow a timeline to put their Fayetteville years in perspective. Peruse our gift shop, discovering books, mementos, and more for a keepsake of your trip and be just steps away from the University of Arkansas campus where the Clinton’s taught at the Law School.