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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92686
Phone Number: +1 714-993-5075
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The permanent museum galleries at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library...

The permanent museum galleries at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum are currently undergoing a major $15 million renovation.

Due to the renovation, admission to the Nixon Library is half priced.

Tour Richard Nixon's Original Birthplace

Walk through Richard Nixon's original 1910's humble farmhouse birthplace - in the same location where RN's father built it over 100 years ago - with its original furnishings. Experience life in rural Yorba Linda just as RN did.

Climb Aboard Marine One

The glimmering presidential helicopter that took Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford to all corners of the globe. A rare glimpse into history unlike any other!

The Katherine B. Loker Center and White House East Room

The Nixon Library features an exact replica of the White House East Room, the largest room in the Executive Mansion. We invite you to join the millions of guests who have experienced its beauty and timeless elegance.

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A Place One Must Visit!

The place is under renovation until Sept. 2016 but you can still go in and see most of the place. A short documentary film starts the tour of this museum. It relates a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So had I read TripAdvisor reviews I would have known that a major piece of the Library/Museum was in renovation. What was available to see was, of course, interesting. The movie, the Time covers. His childhood home reproduction. My most sad part of the visit was not being made aware Marine One would be closed at 1:30. No one directed... More 

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Manila
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is under renovation until Sept. 2016 but you can still go in and see most of the place. A short documentary film starts the tour of this museum. It relates a short biography of the late President Richard Nixon. Although the Watergate Scandal has tainted the presidential career of President Nixon there is a lot more to be... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IMHO, the museum/grounds pass is worth the half price admission during the gallery/library renovation. The birthplace house and the helo are available for tour with a docent to provide additional details. The gardens have all been recently pruned way back so they're not much to look at now, probably timed to be amazing when renovations are complete. The replica East... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's both a presidential birthplace and library, so it should be on your visitation list. Even if there is a side of RMN that is unseemly, he is unquestionably a major figure of our times. Unfortunately, with more than half being renovated, it is impossible to get that presence to resonate. We'll come back again.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our mission on this weekend road trip to Southern Cal was to visit the two presidential libraries. There are a total of thirteen libraries recognized by the National Archives and I’ve seen three of them so far. In my travels around the country, I started to make a point of visiting a library if there is one nearby. Nixon’s library... More 

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Thank Bern R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Library and Museum are currently under renovation. I was very impressed with the Library as I have been to most all the Presidential Libraries. The building itself is very nice with a welcoming entrance and fountain. I was taken aback about the location in the middle of a residential/retail area but then after finding out that this was the... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When people think about Richard Nixon, the first and often only thing that comes to mind for many people is Watergate. Visiting the museum shows that there was so much more to the man and the President than that. Overall I think they present a pretty balanced approach to his presidency. His childhood home is on the grounds (it is... More 

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Thank BrianVogel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the displays were informative and inspiring.The veterans memorial was very nice. Well worth the price of admission. The Docents were very helpful and informative. Overall experience was awesome! Will go again soon.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Library is being renovated and should re-open late this year. There is still plenty to see. Richard and Patricia Nixon's burial site is near the rose gardens. You can walk through the Marine One helicopter that the Nixons used when he left office. You can tour the Nixon's family home and see a replica of the East Room at... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed what little we saw. Admissions was half, but it seems more than half was unavailable for viewing. The movie was informative but much more propaganda than other presidential museums/libraries we've visited. East Room was fun to see. So was Nixon's birthplace. It began to rain so we only got to see the outside of his helicopter. I guess... More 

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