Oval Office

Typically, every visitor’s last stop at the Museum is the only full-size replica of the Oval Office.
As for almost everyone who steps foot in it, being in the Oval Office always gave Bill Clinton a feeling of standing on democracy’s hallowed ground. For many of us this replica is as close as we will ever get to the Oval Office. For that reason, Bill Clinton wanted each and every visitor to this Center to feel the majesty and the mystique of this cornerstone of our republic. Flooded with natural light, this replica, like its true-life counterpart, never fails to suggest the sense of possibility, optimism, and determination to make tomorrow better than today that are the enduring hallmarks of America’s 42nd president.

The modern-day Oval Office was created in 1909, when President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had the room moved to its current location in the southwest corner of the West Wing.
 
Since then, every President has regarded the Oval Office as both a ceremonial room and a working office. President Clinton used the Oval Office as a place to conduct the daily business of the nation, sign legislation, meet with foreign heads of state, and deliver important addresses to the American people. While he also maintained a working office in the Residence, President Clinton preferred to work in the Oval Office, often late into the night and on weekends.

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Monday - Saturday: 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Sunday: 1p.m. to 5p.m.

Address

1200 President Clinton Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201

Contact

(501) 374-4242

info@clintonpresidentialcenter.org

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store offers a diverse selection of unique souvenirs and gifts, President Clinton’s favorite books, contemporary American arts and crafts, and a large array of specialty items from around the world. The Museum Store is conveniently located one block from the Clinton Presidential Center, and a shuttle provides free round-trip transportation from the Center to the Museum Store. Visit Website

The Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL), a project of the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative- Arkansas (CCI-AR), is a unique, energy-based employee benefits program designed to improve quality of life, at both the corporate and homeowner levels, by reducing GHG emissions and improving energy performance in commercial and residential buildings. By enlisting employers to offer the HEAL program to qualifying employees and community members, the program is able to make a large-scale and rapid impact in energy usage, GHG emissions and employment opportunities. Read More