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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is worth a visit if you are in town. It was nice to see his humble beginnings. Lots of... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Joyce J
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Palatine, Illinois
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Very Informative

Ronald Reagan was a great man who came from a difficult childhood. The home was very nice and the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
JayneDough_10
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New York City, New York
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816 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon, IL 61021-3646
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit if you are in town. It was nice to see his humble beginnings. Lots of pictures and very knowledgeable docents.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joyce J
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Ronald Reagan was a great man who came from a difficult childhood. The home was very nice and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The pennies under the tile were especially interesting to the children.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JayneDough_10
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Their webs site says they are open until 5:00 pm. My wife and I walked in at 2:50 pm and were told that we just missed the last tour of the day. Apparently they only have one scheduled tour a day, but "may" do more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful, small house. You got to see the bedroom where Ronnie and his brother Neil slept. His mother’s room had the family bible laid across the bed with reading glasses. So many interesting features of the house. Our tour guide (Mike) knew...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NanaFradette
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The visitor's center has a 4 room gift shop that has signs & information on the tops of the walls about the life of President Reagan. There is also a 10 minute film about the early part of his life you can watch that is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank harryatkck
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Not really sure of the place, as we got there a little before closing time. We took our pictures on the outside, went into the gift shop for a quick scan. Talking the man behind the counter and he was having a problem with his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gary c
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We are fans of what President Reagan did for the US economy and his impacts on the world stage, like the Berlin wall coming down. We are also admirers of his patriotic, Midwestern family and religious values. His boyhood home, where he lived for three...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LoveAGreatBnB
Reviewed July 17, 2018

So they had no tour guide when we visited, so first you watch the film, then you watch another film that "shows" you the house. Then you walk over and get let inside to wander around on your own. I think we spent 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rooindie
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great visitor accommodations. Staff super pleasant and informative. Easy to find and tour isn’t too long.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beckys667
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This is one of several homes Ronnie lived in as a child. The house is decorated in period furnishings, but there is one chair in the guest bedroom that he actually sat in as a child. He returned there after it was restored & the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen C
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