The William J Clinton Presidential Center & Park is a world-class educational and cultural destination offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs and lectures throughout the year. Most importantly, the Clinton Center is a reflection of the work – past, present and future – of the 42nd President of the United States.
When President Clinton dedicated his Presidential Center in November 2004, more than 30,000 people attended. Since then, the Center has welcomed three million visitors from around the world.
The Center is located within a 30-acre park and has helped revitalize downtown Little Rock by serving as a catalyst for more than $3 billion dollars in economic development to the area.
The Clinton Library Archives houses more than 79,000 artifacts, 2 million photographs, and 80 million pages of documents from the eight years of the Clinton Administration.
Featuring 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Clinton Library chronicles American history at the turn of the 21st century. Interactive exhibits, including a White House Cabinet Room reconstruction and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, give visitors a first-hand look into the life and work of the 42nd president. Other featured exhibits include 13 policy alcoves and an interactive 110-foot timeline within which the history of the Clinton Administration unfolds. Another section of the museum is designed to present exhibits about life in the White House: showing the splendor of state events, the spirit of holiday celebrations and how the Clintons made the White House their home.
While the permanent exhibits tell the story of the President Clinton and the Clinton Administration, the temporary exhibits give visitors an opportunity to always see something new.
From celebrating Oscar de la Renta to World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals, each temporary exhibit provides a dynamic backdrop for new and exciting custom-designed events, lectures, and programs. Admittance to the temporary exhibits is in included in the Center’s regular admission fee.
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The Museum Store is just a brief shuttle drive away. At the Store, you can shop for memorabilia of your visit to the Center. Books, presidential busts, quote books, and other items relating to President Clinton’s time in office are available, along with a knowledgeable staff waiting to serve you. The store is open every day except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by Monday through Friday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring locally grown ingredients. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission fees NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. The Coffee Bar is also open each weekday.
- The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum is also home to changing exhibit galleries and hosts a number of outstanding temporary exhibits each year.
- The Clinton Museum Store is located one block from the Center. A shuttle that provides complimentary round-trip transportation from the Center to the Museum Store is available for your convenience.
- Make plans to eat at award-winning on-site restaurant Forty Two during your visit for their daily specials Monday - Friday. The Presidential Club is a customer favorite.
- The Center offers many free programs and events to attend throughout the year. In partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service, the Foundation brings world-class speakers to the Center for free lectures about timely subjects. Guests have included former presidents, prime ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and authors.
- Take a walk over the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, located on the grounds of the Center. The Clinton Bridge completed the eastern loop of the 14-mile Arkansas River Trail. Every night, the Clinton Bridge along with two other bridges nearby, are lit through colorful LED lighting. Philips Lighting, the company that designed the lighting projects for the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, and the Times Square Ball in New York City, designed the lighting for the three bridges in Little Rock.
- Visit clintonpresidentialcenter.org when planning your visit.