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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
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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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We found the library to be extremely informative. An abundance of info about the family from the parents to the grandchildren. Also, some fabulous recreations of the Oval Office... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Southern States
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the library to be extremely informative. An abundance of info about the family from the parents to the grandchildren. Also, some fabulous recreations of the Oval Office. Camp David, etc. would highly recommend spending a couple if hours here.

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Allen
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in town for just one day and I am so glad we stopped to see the GBPL. The price was on target and if you are a history buff you will really enjoy the afternoon walking around.

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Kansas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was arranged in a way that was easy to follow and understand. We left feeling as if we knew the Bush family a little better than when we arrived. The estimated time to see the museum is two hours but we were there almost three. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the George W Bush Library in May 2015, I thought I knew what to expect. This library is well done. Flow of exhibit to exhibit was smooth. Sufficient information-not overload. Recommend to all, not just "fans" of Republican Presidents. There is no restaurant on site.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this president! I didn't know what to expect. The family history was wonderful treat! I loved the wedding pics! A beautiful eloquent family. Thank you so much for letting us into your lives, not that we weren't when you were in office, but this was so nice. The ground were stunning. So sad about their baby girl that is... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 10th Presidential library and it is well done. There is ample free parking, the exterior of the building and associated gardens are very nice and the exhibits do a good job giving you and overview of Bush's life and presidency. I suggest 3 to 4 hours to see the museum and gardens. The entrance fee is very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful museum - I learned a lot about Bush's upbringing, family, education and military successes. You can go through the museum rather quickly when if you listen to all the recordings. I left wanting more. I wanted to learn about the policies put into place, successes and failures of his presidency. I was younger when he was president and... More 

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NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I visited while in the area visiting TAMU. It was a well done museum and a reminder of that time in history. My son hadn't been born yet and he enjoyed learning about an era that is rarely covered in history class because it's too recent. There's an introductory movie and then an extensive exhibit area that... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second presidential library to visit. Loads of info and you get a better understanding of the men that have been Presidents of the United States. What a great man ,as is his wife. Didn't know about his military service . He was a war hero and a great soldier. The best story out of this visit is... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our fourth Presidential library. It is well organized and flows well. A lot of little side topics in addition to major themes. You can pick up a handheld speaker for the audio portion. Great benefit for free. Also enjoyed the Ansel Adams display that is currently featured. Well worth a stop!

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