Next stop on the Presidential Library tour was the William J Clinton library in Little Rock, Arkansas. For context, see this post — we were driving from Texas to Kentucky and Little Rock was a convenient overnight stop.
Little Rock itself is actually a fairly charming town – at least downtown. We had driven through some pretty rough areas of the state the previous evening, stopping at a BBQ joint outside of town and finding a smoke-filled dining room with a lot of “we don’t know you” stares.
Anyway, a few notes about the Clinton Museum to begin. Hours are from 9AM to 5PM Monday thru Saturday and 1PM-5PM on Sunday. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Free admission is also available on the following days–
- Presidents’ Day
- Fourth of July
- The Saturday before President Clinton’s birthday (Aug. 19)
- The Saturday before the Library’s grand opening anniversary (Nov. 18)
- On Veteran’s Day (only for active and retired military + families)
Admission is $10 for adults with $6-8 special rates. Children under 5 are free and activity duty military (member only) is free.
The museum is located on 1200 President Clinton Ave in Little Rock, overlooking the Arkansas river. It was a hot and sticky day as we drove up. Parking is free. Onsite, Forty Two restaurant is open for lunch each day from 11AM-2PM.
The museum, as all presidential museums, take a very kind look at the Clinton presidency and goes into little detail over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. I enjoyed the replica Roosevelt Room and exhibit on the 1990’s tech boom.
One other cool thing about the museum–the Clintons have a private apartment located above the museum that they still use when they are in town.
Here are some museum pictures:
You can get through this museum in a couple hours or spend a whole day going through the archives. It’s a must-see stop on any trip to Little Rock.