Visiting President Bill Clinton’s Birthplace Home
- Date Visited: November 13, 2020
- Address: 117 S Hervey St, Hope, AR 71801
- Phone: (870) 777-4455
- Hours: Monday - Sunday 9 AM to 4:30 PM
- Price: Free
While doing some shopping in Hope, Arkansas we happened to pass by the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site and decided to stop in. Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States and served his term between January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001. He was born on August 19, 1946 in Hope Arkansas.
His birthplace home was established as a national historic site in December of 2010. It includes the home, a visitor center and the Virginia Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden. Virginia was his mother. The visitor center has information on President Clinton’s early life in Arkansas. There is also a small bookstore located inside. Tours of his birthplace home are offered every 3o minutes and our free. The tours were closed for covid while we were there.
Unless you are a huge Clinton fan or just like marking national historic sites off your list I would skip this stop. The visitor center is less than impressive. It’s basically just half a dozen large posters with some pics and information on them. Even though we didn’t get to do the tour I have seen pics of the inside and it just looks like your normal home nothing special. The only reason we stopped was because we had time and it was free.
The ranger we chatted with inside though was super nice and had spent some time in our neck of the woods. It’s strange to travel half-way across the country and meet someone from your hometown.