Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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With a visit to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, guests can tour the most modern presidential museum in the country to learn about Richard Nixon the man, his life, and his presidency. The twenty-eight-year-old presidential museum went through a complete renovation less than two years ago. The all-new museum features nearly 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital interactives, 10 curated archival film sequences, more than 600 photographs, 8,000 square feet of wall murals and more than 300 artifacts. There is so much history in itself at the Nixon Library. Enjoy tours of Richard Nixon's original birthplace and boyhood home, walk through the presidential helicopter that flew four Presidents, take in the splendor of the White House East Room and pay respects at the final resting places of President and Mrs. Nixon.
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  • Martin G
    Tucson, Arizona183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Very Pleasent Surprise
    I was very much surprised. My wife and I just visited the Nixon Library and we both felt that it was a very good experience. The displays were well laid out and the presentation gave a very good insight into Nixon the man. There was no skimming over the Watergate scandal, but there was a great amount of good that Nixon accomplished both domestically and overseas. The grounds include the house that he was raised in and it is open to visitors. The docents were all very friendly and knowledgeable. As I wrote in my review of the Regan Library, this was definitely the better of the two.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Chris G
    Greeley, Colorado25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wealth of information about Nixon the man as well as his presidency, watergate…
    The museum provided a wealth of information (through video, audio and visual exhibits) about the aspects of his presidency (foreign and domestic), his life prior to becoming president. The docents were very friendly and provided additional background as well. I enjoyed the museum and am glad I visited as Nixon’s administration was before my time. I learned a lot.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 23, 2024
  • Clark H
    Saint Louis, Missouri107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Remodeled and Improved Nixon Libary
    The Nixon Library has been redone (completely) since I was there in 2016. It's much better--it's interactive, flows smoothly, and is utterly fascinating. It's a large complex, but worth every inch of it. Even if you've been before, it is worth another visit to see new displays and the way they've remodeled it. It's now among the best-designed of the presidential libraries.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 27, 2024
  • Sandy P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    President Nixon life in Whittier
    Paul Carter is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. He is very knowledgeable about Richard Nixon. The route was interesting. My husband live Whittier but learned many facts and places we didn't know.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 24, 2024
  • AAHolt
    United States3,663 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Museum & a Lovely First Lady's Garden
    Very nice museum. Easily accessible. There is a replica of the Oval Office. There is campaign memorabilia, displays about traveling to China (which was a world-changing event at the time), and displays about Watergate. The museum also featured a limited-run exhibit, titled "Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," showed some of President George W. Bush's paintings of wounded warriors. The First Lady's Garden was in full bloom. There are 2,500 roses, water features, and plenty of other types of flowers in the garden. It's a very peaceful and serene garden. It is spectacular and the fragrance was lovely.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 16, 2024
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Joel Z
Newport Beach, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited with some doubts given Nixon's history and reputation. First, this museum is remarkably objective; second, the early videos and films introduce Watergate early and objectively; if you stand back and review Nixon's domestic achievements it is clear that today he would not be a Republican - he was an inveterate environmentalist - think OSHA, clean water and air laws, etc.
The property for the museum was actually the site of his childhood family home. It has been restored and remains a fascinating look back at early 20th century life.
Written January 30, 2020
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Thanks for your great review! We look forward to your future visit ~ Jane
Written March 4, 2020
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janicepk
Annapolis, MD1,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We came not really knowing the background of Richard Nixon , only what we remembered from Watergate. He was an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent man. The museum hits all points of his life and does a good job going through the people and history associated with Watergate.
Written February 17, 2020
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Thanks for your nice review! We're glad you had a good visit! Wish to see you in the near future. ~ Jane
Written March 4, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Richard M. Nixon is a much under estimated man. His cover-up of the Wastergate burglars destroyed his presidency. Many people still can't work out whaat the fuss was about. This library and museum has many fascinating exhibits, including his childhood home -- a kit home. If you are in the area, this library is certainly worth a visit. If you need any guidance, the docents wikll be happy to help. If you have any questions, they have heard them all before.
Written June 3, 2020
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BidwellRunner
Chico, CA469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We love visiting Presidential Libraries and this one was had a lot of great history to relive. Unfortunately Nixon will always be remembered for Watergate (and it's ironic that what he did pales in comparison to the crazy things going on today), but this museum truly highlights what a great president he was. His foreign affair policies and the creation of the EPA were just two of his lasting legacies. It's fun seeing his childhood home right on the grounds.
Written November 17, 2021
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RandS_TX
Houston, TX431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This was a very interesting and informative Presidential library. They did not pull any punches about Watergate. However, I was impressed by all of the positive things he accomplished over his life. Definetely, start with the movie. It was very interesting. The museum had many artifacts on display. The grounds were beautiful and the cemetery we he and Pat are buried was very peaceful. His boyhood home is on the site and is filled with mostly original items. The Marine One helicopter was very interesting, as well. Top notch library!
Written May 18, 2022
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AAHolt
United States3,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Very nice museum. Easily accessible. There is a replica of the Oval Office. There is campaign memorabilia, displays about traveling to China (which was a world-changing event at the time), and displays about Watergate. The museum also featured a limited-run exhibit, titled "Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," showed some of President George W. Bush's paintings of wounded warriors. The First Lady's Garden was in full bloom. There are 2,500 roses, water features, and plenty of other types of flowers in the garden. It's a very peaceful and serene garden. It is spectacular and the fragrance was lovely.
Written May 16, 2024
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Melinda P
Yorba Linda, CA528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
This is such a beautiful presidential library!! The watergate tapes are fascinating, but the gowns worn by the First Lady are breath taking. What a unique piece of history that is highlighted here. I recommend kids and teens alike to learn and observe!
Written January 8, 2021
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Mark T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Whitney to White House Bus Tour was cancelled several days prior to the intended date and time due to " less than 20" reservations. For real, what about those individuals who make a decision closer to their visit date. I received an e-mail notification of a refund which I have yet to receive.
Written June 19, 2024
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IraBfromCSG
Jacksonville, FL373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Presidential Libraries are done with the perspective and influence of the President. As such, I anticipated that (like the Clinton library skimmed over the Lewinsky matters) there would be just a cursory overview of Watergate. To the credit of those involved in designing this amazing piece of history, the library confronts this important piece of history head-on. The library is designed in three significant sections, one a look at the presidency and accomplishments (EPA, War on Cancer, Title IX athletic equity, etc.), another a look at the life of Nixon leading up to the presidency, and a third a complete detailed account of the Watergate matters and other cover-ups. This is one of the smaller libraries, found right in the center of suburban Yorba Linda. A valuable look into the actions and thoughts of Nixon, and his administration - Well done
Written January 27, 2020
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Thanks for your nice review - yes, we are right here at the center of Yorba Linda. Please come back in the near future ~ Jane
Written March 4, 2020
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Chris G
Greeley, CO25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The museum provided a wealth of information (through video, audio and visual exhibits) about the aspects of his presidency (foreign and domestic), his life prior to becoming president. The docents were very friendly and provided additional background as well. I enjoyed the museum and am glad I visited as Nixon’s administration was before my time. I learned a lot.
Written January 23, 2024
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