- HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
- VISITOR CENTER
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, CA
National Archives and Records Administration
Artifacts from President Reagan's childhood and professional career provide physical evidence of his extraordinary life. Step through a model of the Dixon Arch in Illinois to experience Reagan's youth, while his Eureka College letter sweater recalls his student years. A recreated studio booth highlights his early radio broadcasting career, which led to an acting contract with Warner Bros. Film clips, original costumes and movie posters trace his days in the movies, the Screen Actors Guild and on television as host of GE Theater and Death Valley Days.
Glimpse into Ronald and Nancy Reagan's devoted marriage, a love story straight out of a Hollywood script. Learn about Reagan's growing involvement in politics. Witness his presidency, from reviving the economy, reducing the size of the federal government, and ending the threat of nuclear war. See a piece of the Berlin Wall, immerse yourself in Camp David and Rancho del Cielo. And, in 2005, walk through the Air Force One that President Reagan used throughout his eight years in office.
As a Presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Reagan Library, under the authority of the Presidential Records Act, is the repository of presidential records for President Reagan's administration. Our holdings include 50 million pages of presidential documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film and tens of thousands of audio and video tapes. Additionally, the Library houses personal papers collections including documents from Reagan's eight years as governor of California.
Address:Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Phone: (800) 410-8354
Directions:From Los Angeles and points south, take the 405 North to the 118 West. Exit at Madera Road South. Turn right on Madera. Proceed 3 miles to Presidential Drive. Follow Presidential Drive up the hill to the Library, follow signs for parking.
From Santa Barbara and points north, take the 101 South to the 23 North, Exit at Olsen Road. Turn right on Olsen. Proceed 2 miles to Presidential Drive. Follow Presidential Drive up the hill to the Library, follow signs for parking.