The Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville is hoping to increase attendance by waiving admission fees through the end of May.
The museum is housed in the first home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lived there as newlyweds and law professor at the University of Arkansas.
“The Clintons’ story is unique in the history of our nation, and globally, and by waiving admission we are able to more broadly share their legacies and this important part of Fayetteville’s rich history,” Angie Albright, director of the museum, said in a press release. “There will always be another chapter for Bill and Hillary, but it’s our job to preserve their past here in Fayetteville, and we hope we can count on visitors and this community to help us do that through their donations.”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tudor Revival-style home that was built in 1931 and remains in the same condition as it was when the Clintons lived there in the mid-1970s, according to the museum.
The couple was married on the property, and a replica of Hillary Clinton’s wedding dress. Memorabilia from both Clintons’ political careers is also on display.
A First Ladies’ Garden was created behind the home after the Clintons left the White House, according to the museum. The garden includes the favorite plantings of every First Lady, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.
The museum and gift shop are open each weekday, except for Wednesday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. More information is available at ClintonHouseMuseum.org.
The Clinton House Museum is owned by the University of Arkansas and is located on the university campus.
It is leased and managed by Fayetteville’s convention and visitors bureau.
The museum will accept donations during the period when fees are waived.