President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

The President William Jefferson Clinton National Historic Site is Bill Clinton's first home and where he learned lessons that shaped his presidency. It was built in 1917 and was owned by Clinton's maternal grandparents, Edith Grisham and James Eldridge Cassidy. Three months before Clinton's birth, his father was killed in a car accident. On August 19, 1946, Billy was born at Julia Chester Hospital; after being discharged, he moved into his grandparents' home with his mother, Virginia Blythe. For the first four years of Billy's life, he lived with his grandparents. He eventually grew up and became the 42nd president of the United States. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

Start your visit to President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace at the park visitor center, where you can view a kiosk with digital vignettes of memorable moments in Clinton's life. The exhibits showcased at the center include stories about renovations of the home and some events from Clinton's childhood. Be sure to stop at the bookstore for educational items and souvenirs to take with you. Take a ranger-led tour that brings you inside the birthplace home, where you can see the front room's fireplace, table, chairs, family photos, and other areas of the house.

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How To Get To President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

If you're coming from the city of Hope, you'll want to head south on South Main Street toward West Third Street. Turn right onto West Third Street and then a right onto S Hervey Street. The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site will be on the right.

Address

117 S Hervey Street, Hope, AR 71801

Fee: Entry fee $0

The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site provides a landmark history of the 42nd president of the United States. If your plans include spending the night, consider staying in an RV where you'll have modern luxuries as you take in the sights of Arkansas.