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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Christmas in July: VIP Party

Christmas in July: VIP Party

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

The Bricks

🎄✨ Indulge in VIP treatment and kick off Christmas in July with our exclusive VIP Event! 🌟🎉

Join us for an unforgettable evening on Thursday, July 11th from 6:30pm to 10pm as we celebrate the holiday season in style at The Bricks at Brunwick. Experience the magic of the season with festive decor, delightful entertainment, and gourmet delights, all while supporting a great cause!

Your $100 admission includes access to our VIP Party where you'll enjoy an evening of luxurious indulgence. Dance the night away to merry tunes, sip on specialty cocktails, and savor delectable treats fit for Santa himself. It's an evening of festive fun you won't want to miss!

And the best part? Your support goes towards The Bonneville House, The Clayton House, and the Fort Smith Museum of History, helping to preserve our local heritage and enrich our community.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this exclusive celebration and help us kick off Christmas in July with a jingle and a jangle! Secure your spot now and join us for an evening of VIP enchantment and holiday cheer. 🎅🏻🥂 #ChristmasInJuly #VIPEvent #SupportLocal #HolidayCheer 🎄✨
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