Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Reviews: 4.5/5

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
4.5
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
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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starfishcatcher
New Castle, PA64 contributions
Hidden gem
Jun 2021 • Friends
Loved this treasure! We stumbled on it when we pulled off interstate to fill up! What a great collection of history! Presented very well and quite knowledgeable in facts…a great tribute to an amazing man - GREAT PRESIDENT!!
Written June 16, 2021
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jfadds
chicago4,588 contributions
Closed at the moment
Mar 2021 • Couples
We were able to walk around the grounds but for now - tours not available . It seems the tours are seasonal. Would suggest visiting website for current info before making the drive
Written March 18, 2021
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Edge
Edgerton, WI7 contributions
I really liked it
Sep 2019 • Family
Worth the money. I really liked it. The kids loved to see the room. Great place overall. Was also very interesting. Great place for kids!
Written July 6, 2020
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Travlin' Gurus
1 contribution
Well worth the trip - Hopefully will reopen August 1.
Jul 2019
Very interesting videos and knowledgeable Director/staff in the visitor center set the stage for the house tour and driving tour of Dixon. Excellent docent tour of the house. Answered all our questions.
Enjoyed our time in Dixon.
Written June 10, 2020
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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,032 contributions
Nice house
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was disappointed to see that this house was closed for the season. On the website where I checked it was not listed as closed for the season. But it was still nice to see it from outside and walk around it and small plaza and his neighborhood ... it gives you an idea about his upbringing environment. And there was his high school open ( turned into the museum partially dedicated to him ).
Written February 29, 2020
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GoodeLady
Covington, TN272 contributions
Very nice
Feb 2020 • Family
Very easy to find and well kept. However it was closed. It says open online but it wasn’t. I gave it 5 stars because it was still a super cool find.
Written February 8, 2020
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ShowSeekerAnonymous
12 contributions
Great Experience BUT Closed September thru March
Dec 2019
We still consider our tour a few years ago of Reagan's Boyhood Home the best we have ever had, even after decades of searching out tours on every traveling vacation. Entertaining, informative, and superb tour guides for our heritage of a great man, a good president, and a life and philosophy exemplary for any and everyone. After what I learned on our first tour, I was able to share with the young lady who is the lifeguard at my local pool that Reagan felt the most important thing he did in his life was saving a few lives from drowning when he was a lifeguard on the Rock River in Dixon. I think I convinced this young lady lifeguard that she might be a future president of the USA!
However, we had the disappointing experience this December of planning a return trip to the area - especially to take the Reagan Home tour again, but found it was closed for the season. This is clear on the Reagan Home website, but unfortunately we just looked at the posting on Trip Advisor which on its posting of hours makes it look like it is currently open during the "closed season".
Written December 17, 2019
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Cindy H
28 contributions
A Wonderful Day to Reminisce
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visited the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan today in Dixon, IL. They have done a marvelous job of recreating the home of his boyhood. A very nice look back in history.
Written October 18, 2019
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Frugalmama57
Warren, IN861 contributions
Definitely Recommend!
Oct 2019
Mike did a wonderful tour for us around the home with unforgetable stories of President Reagan as a youth along with many of his humorous quips as he visited his boyhood home during his presidency. The house has been furnished as it would have been in Reagan's time. He and his brother were sent a Sears catalog of that time to circle what they remeber being in the house. Definitely recommend!!
Written October 13, 2019
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Cyndi S
5 contributions
Great Historical Home
Oct 2019
My husband and I were on our way to Peoria from Galena and stopped at the house where Ronald Reagan spent some of his formative years. The guide on the tour was very informative and knew so much history about the home, Reagan and the area. The director of the home is also on hand to answer any questions one has about the tour, house, Ronald Reagan, and more. He gave us a great history lesson. The movie which is around 10 minutes was also very good. Will have to bring my family back here. We hope the the home becomes National Park certified soon.
Written October 13, 2019
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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM