Welcome to The Clayton House

Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Standing regally in the Belle Grove Historic District, the Clayton House serves as a living history book of Fort Smith’s elegant Victorian period during the city’s frontier beginnings on the border of Indian Territory. The Italianate-style mansion also provides a perfect setting for weddings and private gatherings with its stately parlors and expansive grounds.

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The Clayton House provides a step back to 1882, the year William Henry Harrison Clayton moved his family into the antebellum home that he doubled in size and shaped into an Italianate-style masterpiece. Coal-burning fireplaces and period furnishings in each room place you in a time that featured no indoor plumbing or electricity, but that was rich with austerity. Our guided tour provides a perspective of the mission to bring law and justice to the area from the home of the chief prosecutor of the famous court of Judge Isaac C. Parker.

Please browse our website for details on the history of the home and Mr. Clayton and his family, as well as our event rental options. The Clayton House is maintained and operated by the nonprofit Fort Smith Heritage Foundation, which led its restoration after saving the home from demolition in 1969. We thank you for your support of the Clayton House, as well as your participation in our many programs and events.

 

Coming Up at The Clayton House

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2nd Annual Christmas in July VIP Party

2nd Annual Christmas in July VIP Party

Thursday July 21st - 6:00pm - Thursday July 21st - 9:30pm

70 S 7th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-2417, United States Map

It's a LUAU!!
Entertainment includes Traditional Hawaiian Dancers, Don Bailey and band playing Hawaiian tunes, Silent Auction featuring a sneak peek at some of the unique offerings from our vendors, and a Live Auction with exciting experiences and a few hard to find items!
Dinner will be an elevated take on Hawaiian favorites complimented with tropical beverages, beer and wine.
Must be 21 to attend.
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162 interested  ·  33 interested
Friday Shopping

Friday Shopping

Friday July 22nd - 11:00am - Friday July 22nd - 4:30pm

Downtown Fort Smith

Shop til you drop!
Christmas in July with unique vendors at the Bonneville House, The Clayton House and the Fort Smith Museum of History.

7 interested  ·  1 interested
Sip & Shop

Sip & Shop

Friday July 22nd - 6:00pm - Friday July 22nd - 9:00pm

Downtown Fort Smith

What's better than shopping the unique vendors at the Bonneville House, The Clayton House, & the Fort Smith Museum of History? Shopping while sipping wine, martini and whiskey samples!
Park at any of the locations and the shuttle will transport you between the 3 venues! Tasty treats and beverages tastings included in your ticket price!
Must be 21 to attend

20 interested  ·  4 interested
Saturday Shopping

Saturday Shopping

Saturday July 23rd - 10:00am - Saturday July 23rd - 5:00pm

Downtown Fort Smith

Shop til you drop!
Christmas in July with unique vendors at the Bonneville House, The Clayton House and the Fort Smith Museum of History.
Park and ride the shuttle to shop all 3 venues.
Kids activities at the Museum & The Clayton House.
Food Trucks at the Museum.

Fun for the whole family!

7 interested  ·  2 interested
Merry Mimosa Morning

Merry Mimosa Morning

Saturday July 23rd - 10:00am - Saturday July 23rd - 12:00pm

Downtown Fort Smith

Mimosas and Shopping!! What a great way to start the day. Included in your ticket price is shopping at the Bonneville House, The Clayton House & the FS Museum of History, Shuttle transportation between the 3 venues and MIMOSAS!
Sip while you shop!
Must be 21 to participate

5 interested  ·  3 interested