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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX 77845
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+1 979-691-4000
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12:00 pm - 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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Presidential libraries are so educational and this one is no exception. Well organized. Taped messages are well done. Grandkids enjoyed it.

Reviewed May 26, 2016
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

Presidential libraries are so educational and this one is no exception. Well organized. Taped messages are well done. Grandkids enjoyed it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband is a huge George H.W. Bush fan and this was on his 'bucket list' of things to do. It did not disappoint. The pieces of the Berlin Wall are amazing. The replica of the Oval Office did not disappoint! My husband was in a suit, due to the Bush School Graduation Ceremonies so he could not pass up... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you're all interested in the first President Bush, or in that period of American History, you'll very much enjoy this museum. Go early; it can get crowded on the weekends, and don't miss the included audio guide!

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

President Bush had a illustrious career in public service and was key to many changes in the world that effect us every day -- the opening of trade with China, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, the fall of the Berlin Wall, US military involvement in the middle-East. It is all there in the Presidential Museum. Well... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

Was nearby on a family trip. Friends were going here and asked me to come. Probably would not have gone on my own, but glad I did. It was way more interesting than I thought it would be, Plus the gardens are beautiful. It's a must see for sure

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. We are a family of 6 and it is much more affordable than the Bush 43 "W" museum in Dallas.

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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My review is not likely to do justice to the creative, and comprehensive museum here in College Station. I am very impressed by the quality of the exhibits and the multiple ways in which visitors can interact with the contents of the museum. We each borrowed a cell phone shaped device that conveyed additional audio information, recordings, and directions about... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

It was really interesting to learn about all the positions George HW Bush had before he was president. His passion for sports, his dedication to his family, his service to his country are all thoughtfully displayed here. The exhibit on cars from the 50s was a bonus. Parking is free and with a AAA discount it was only $7 for... More 

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was the fifth Presidential library we have visited. The museum did an excellent job of conveying both the life of President Bush, his personality and the history surrounding his presidency. The layout was easy to navigate and logical in presentation. The surrounding grounds are beautifully landscaped. Another interesting touch is that the Bush's maintain a residence there, though, due... More 

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have been to the Bush Library and Museum before. It is excellent. This time we went specifically to see the special exhibit: Pathway to the Presidency. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other, it is well-worth seeing. We've voted many times in our lives, but still learned a lot about the historical nature and ever-present imperatives of... More 

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