Presidential Library Clinton little Rock

William J. Clinton Center and Park

1200 President Clinton Ave.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the office where the President of the United States works? Visitors to little Rock Arkansas can do just that by visiting the William J. Clinton Center and Park.

This thirty acre park along the South bank of the Arkansas River in the River market district of Little Rock is the home to The Clinton Presidential Library.

Presidential libraries are not libraries in the traditional sense but, are museums and achieves preserving the history of a given president and the written documents from his terms in office. The Clinton library is the 12th presidential library built, the second largest in size and contains the largest achieves of any presidential library with almost 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, nearly 21 million e-mails, and 80,000 artifacts.

The Park and Center is built on an abandoned Railroad site. The old Choctaw station that was built in 1899 has been adapted to house the Clinton School of Public Service and the new Center itself. Incorporates elements of environmentally sensitive design.

Designed to look like a bridge, the center is the symbol of the often repeated phrase of the Clinton era about building a bridge to the 21st century. Two stately water fountains bracket the entrance to the center.

The Clinton library itself houses literally thousands of stunning exhibits. Highlights from his 1992 and 1996 campaign hang on some of the walls, there is an exhibit dedicated to the Secret Service as well as a presidential limousine on display.

Visitors to the library can see Clinton’s political button collection as well as gifts he received as the President of the United States.

In the replica of the Cabinet room there are interactive displays bearing a wealth of Information embedded in the oval table. The time line exhibit display a panel for each of the 8 years Clinton served as President. Under each panel is a binder with the President’s daily schedule for each of those years.

Imagine the fun at looking at those binders and discovering what Clinton happened to be doing the day you got your first job, the day you married, or simply when and where he took his vacation!

Other exhibits include what life was like in the White House both privately and publicly, as well as letters and note President Clinton wrote to other Politicians, public figures, and simple every day people like you and I.

There is also a vast amount of documents to aid political researchers as well.

Let’s not forget the authentic replica of the Oval office. Visitors of all ages will be awed to stand in a room exactly like the one where centuries of our nations leaders have made the decisions that have impacted the lives of all Americans.

The center also houses Cafe 42 named because Clinton was our 42 president. This cafe is 10,000 square feet of event space and is used for educational programs, lectures, and can be rented for wedding receptions and other special events.

Concerts and other events are held at the park on a number of occasions.

You can visit the Clinton park and Library from 9am to 5pm Mondays through Saturdays and on Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

Prices of admission is $7.00 for adults, Seniors over the age of 62, college students and Military personal with ID’s $5.00 and children 6 to 12 $3.00 with free admission on President’s day, Independence Day, Clinton’s Birthday, and the Library’s dedication day.