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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St Patrick's Day Tea

St Patrick's Day Tea

Sunday March 17th - 1:00pm

514 N 6th St, Fort Smith, AR, United States, Arkansas 72901 Map

Join us for an Irish themed High Tea.
High Tea Menu:
Irish Flag Salad
Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Scones with Fruit & all the Trimmings
Dessert
featuring Irish Cream Tea from Everett James Tea Company
$30pp
Reservations required call 479-783-3000

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