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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: 979-691-4000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution...
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is an excellent place to visit. The grounds are beautiful and have some lovely flowers, gazebo, and pond behind the museum where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the collection of papers and historical documents justifies this attraction but the exhibits left me unimpressed. Firstly, there was a lot (rooms full) of promotion for Texas A&M and the Forestry Service. Noble endeavors, I'm sure, but not relevant to Bush 41. The historical exhibits had the feel of a high school civics project rather than a professional, museum-quality,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is an excellent place to visit. The grounds are beautiful and have some lovely flowers, gazebo, and pond behind the museum where I've attended a wedding and also taken my own bridal portraits. I have also taken several groups of elementary school students on field trips to the museum and the exhibits and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The museum may take 3-4 hours of visit time. There are various displays and video about life of President George Bush and his family. All the staff are friendly and resourceful.

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Parker
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were very good - explained GHW's early life and his career - not just his presidency. Also included quite a bit about his family and it gave real perspective. Also detailed quite a bit about his war time. Not only did it include Bush's family, but also Barbara Bush's. Really puts his career into perspective. A definite must... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I voted for George H. W. Bush seven times. So, that's my bias. I really loved the museum. Great memorabilia about his Texas days of which i knew little. I have visited almost all of the presidential museums, and this is among the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lake, the museum is extensive in interactive guides and very interesting. Great recreation of the oval office, Camp David office, event war room for the Gulf War. You can sit in the chair at the oval office and take a picture, or request a letter signed by George Bush. In the store at the end... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place to spend 2-3 hours! Full of history throughout George H. W. Bush's life. Even my kids enjoyed parts of the library.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed the vast array of exhibits from early years, WWII, through various government positions (CIA, Ambassador to China) and finally the White House. An enjoyable way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is on the same level as the Smithsonian. High quality and quantity of great exhibits! However, if you actually want to see the "library" it's off limits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a first trip for the teens in my family. This museum is wonderful, like most of the presidential museums I have visited. The movie at the beginning is a must see to help give a history of Mr. Bush and his family. There are some great collections to see. Loved our time there.

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