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.


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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Sippin' On 6th Street

Sippin' On 6th Street

Friday June 7th - 6:30pm

101 N 11th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-2445, United States Map

Mark your calendars!
Tickets go on sale 4/15

Everyone's favorite summer event is back in June this year and will be at The Bricks at Brunwick!!
Bourbon Tasting, Bourbon Pull, Dinner & Drinks, Live Music
Tickets are $100 and include Dinner, Drinks, & Entertainment!

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VIP Party

VIP Party

Thursday July 11th - 6:30pm - Thursday July 11th - 10:00pm

Help us kick-off Christmas in July
Jingle Jingle all the way
Let's dance the night away

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