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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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After the tour of the Texas A&M University, we visited George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on New Year's Day 1/1/15 which was convenient, very enjoyable and educational to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After the tour of the Texas A&M University, we visited George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on New Year's Day 1/1/15 which was convenient, very enjoyable and educational to our entire family! The admission was a little pricey however we enjoyed the visited and our two boys (9, 11 years old) learned a lot about the Bush's family.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The library contains a good assortment of exhibits that chronicles his life. I find the permanent exhibits to be very good and never tire of them. The temporary exhibits are varied and usually interesting. It is a good stop when you are in College Station.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved seeing family photos of the Bush family and the progression through his career. There were a few interactive centers that we enjoyed as adults. We had fun sitting in the mock Oval Office and sitting at the President's desk. Parking was convenient.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I am a member of the George Bush Library. While it is more than 20 years old now, it seem like only yesterday we had the grand opening. What is wonderful is the main exhibit changes at least once a year. The grounds around the library are beautiful too. Plan on at least 2 to 3 hours for a quick... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Bush Library details the life and accomplishments of Bush 41, his formative years, war years, family life, business life, public service, and presidency. Each chapter of his story is told through video, text, pictures, displays, and highlights. The building and the grounds are complementary gems of architecture, respect for the man, and environmental sensitivity. Yet, it's the whole, not... More 

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College Station, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visit the library over and over. It is always so interesting and exciting. My grandkids love it also.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum not only has good displays about Mr. Bush's time in public service but about his early life including his career as a Naval Aviator. There are frequently special displays relating to the local area or other significant events -- 9/11 etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has been over 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down. almost as much time as it was up. The wall represents the most recognized symbol of the Cold War. The George Bush Library gives you an in depth look at those moments and more. Much of what happened then impacts us today. This library and museum gives you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well first of all, I love Springer Spaniels so even though I'm an adult, I LOVED the "Millie" dogs all around the museum for the kids. The museum is well done and it is interesting to see their personal lives as well as the time Bush was in office. I enjoy the museum very much and they get good special... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Library and Museum is nicely designed. It has a wealth of historical info concerning George Bush's time in office as the VP and the President, as well as wonderfully interesting personal info of President Bush's extended family. Our entire family enjoyed our time there - all ages will find something interesting.

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