NPS: Clinton Birthplace established national park

The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Ark., was last month announced as the 394th park in the National Park System.

NPS Director Jon Jarvis said that the new park was “a valuable addition to the National Park System and fits nicely with the twenty other homes associated with U.S Presidents that are managed by the National Park Service.”

Clinton, the 42nd president, spent the first four years of his life in the two and one-half story frame house on Hervey Street in Hope. He lived with his widowed mother and maternal grandparents for four years after his birth in 1946.

The Clinton Birthplace Foundation restored the home and opened it to the public in 1997.

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