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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX

National Archives and Records Administration

Overview

Like the other Presidential Libraries, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is also a research institution, totally integrated into the academic environment of Texas A&M University.

The Bush Library's collections include 38,000,000 pages of official and personal papers, 1,000,000 photographs, 2,500 hours of videotape, and 70,000 museum objects. These rich primary sources document George Bush's distinguished public career as congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Vice-President, and President. Included in the Museum's exhibits are items ranging from a 1925 film of George Bush's first steps in Kennebunkport, Maine, to records and memorabilia from his tenure as the 41st President of the United States.

The Museum also contains a special section is dedicated to former First Lady Barbara Bush and a classroom designed specifically for students from kindergarten through high school.

Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the tenth Presidential Library in the United States. The library is located on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas.

Recreational Activities:

  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • VISITOR CENTER

Address:

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station,TX,77845
Phone: 979-691-4000
Email: Library.Bush@nara.gov

Directions:

See the map at bushlibrary.tamu.edu/map.html

From Houston: Take I-45 north to Conroe. In Conroe, take Hwy 105 west to Navasota. From Navasota, Hwy 6 north will go to Bryan / College Station. Take the Business 6 / Texas Avenue exit (LEFT exit). At the second light, make a left onto FM 2818 and go approximately four miles to George Bush Drive. Make a right onto George Bush Drive. The entrance to the George Bush Library is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Travel time: approximately two hours.
From Dallas: Take I-45 south to Madisonville. Take Hwy 21 west to Bryan / College Station. At the junction of Hwy 21 and FM 2818, make a left onto FM 2818 and continue for approximately six miles to George Bush Drive. Turn left onto George Bush Drive. The entrance to the George Bush Library is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Travel time: approximately two and one half hours.
From Fort Worth: Take I-35 south to Waco. From Waco, travel south to Bryan / College Station on Hwy 6. Exit onto FM 2818 before arriving in Bryan and follow the signs to George Bush Drive. Make a left onto George Bush Drive. The entrance to the George Bush Library is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Travel time: approximately three hours.
From Austin: Take Hwy 290 east to the intersection with Hwy 21 north. Take Hwy 21 north to Bryan / College Station. At the junction with FM 2818, make a right turn on to FM 2818 and go approximately six miles to George Bush Drive. The entrance to the George Bush Library is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Travel time: approximately one and one half hours.
From San Antonio: Take I-35 north to San Marcos. From San Marcos, travel north on Hwy 21 to Bryan / College Station. At the junction with FM 2818, make a right turn on to FM 2818 and go approximately six miles to George Bush Drive. The entrance to the George Bush Library is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Travel time: approximately three hours. .

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