At first glance, it might be hard to tell what an important place this small, unassuming house holds in history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010, the home looks much like the others in the neighborhood and consists of only one bedroom in its 1,800 square feet. However, during the 1970s, it was home for two people who would shape the future of the country and the world.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married in the living room on October 11, 1975 after Bill had purchased the house for them in June of that year. The future U.S. President and future Secretary of State left this house in late 1976 to go to Little Rock where Bill Clinton took office as the Attorney General of Arkansas. They owned the home until 1983, renting it out to college students before selling it to Dr. Jim and Janet Greeson. Seventeen years after that fateful October day, the Clintons found themselves moving into the White House.
Through photographs, historical documents and videos, visitors learn about the modest beginnings of two of the world’s most influential figures and their role in Fayetteville history. The home also includes exhibits highlighting artifacts and memorabilia from the various political campaigns and lives of the Clintons.
First Ladies Garden
Behind the home is the First Ladies Garden, dedicated to Hillary Rodham Clinton, where the favorite flower of each First Lady is planted.