Ronald Reagan Library and Museum

In a storied career that spanned more than five decades, Ronald Reagan inspired Americans to act and achieve even more than they imagined. His legacy thrives at The Ronald Reagan Library and Museum where his life is traced through the events and exhibits that seek to bring his values, actions, and spirit of determination to live.

Each president decorates the Oval Office to suit his tastes.  President Reagan, inspired by the West, added earthy colors, western art including a collection of bronze saddles, and, of course, a jar of jelly bellies for his desk!  While at the Reagan Library, you will be able to view this full-scale replica of the Oval Office, decorated as it was during President Reagan’s presidency.

Ronald Reagan believed fervently in the greatness and goodness of America, and he knew that American strength was central to world peace.  Nothing made him prouder than being Commander in Chief.  You could see in his eyes how much it meant to receive, and return a salute.

He felt a special bond with the men and women in uniform, especially the young people from the small towns across America. That they were willing to risk their lives for their country never ceased to amaze and humble President Reagan.

An exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum from May 24, 2019,  September 8, 2019, is The World Of Da Vinci. Discover the true Leonardo da Vinci through these sources of inspiration, a workshop of ideas and designs for everyone.  The amount of history at the Reagan Library and Museum is amazing, and Air Force 1 is even kept here on display. There is a museum shop on site as well as a few dining options if you work up a hunger!

The Museum is open daily between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Christmas Eve closing at 3:00 p.m. | closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
4.6
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Janet Carpenter
Janet Carpenter
17:02 18 Apr 22
Ok hear me out. This review is for the WW2 exhibit only. The Reagan museum actually follows a narrative and is... interactive. A good museum!The WW2 exhibit is large, DARK (think elderly visitors!) on 2 floors and has no rhyme or reason in display narrative. Tons of placards to read through, and the interesting video interviews with WW2 veterans are hard to hear unless you are right next to the screen. I had my 85 yr old father with me who is a WW2 history buff. And he thought is was chaotic and difficult to navigate.read more
bEp pen
bEp pen
16:20 11 Apr 22
We hadn’t been to the Reagan Library for a few years. It was nice to return. All of the docents are very helpful and... friendly. In addition to their regular impressive historical displays, they had the World War 2 Exhibit which was was so moving and large. There are multiple displays on two floors. There was so much to see. Not to mention the outside views were beautiful. Cannot wait to go back!read more
luisa doraz
luisa doraz
01:14 27 Mar 22
Definitely worth it! Amazing all the way around! Too many positives to say in such short space! You go t to go check it... out yourself! I loved it! 🎵🎵read more
Daniel Mancuso
Daniel Mancuso
23:37 15 Feb 22
The fact aside I think Reagan destroyed the middle class and created the current mental health homeless population, it... was a great tour. I was reminded of things that I had forgotten. I learned things that I never would have known. The plane was very cool as was the FBI display. The staff was great and informative. I have only been to the Clinton Presidential Library and while I think Clinton was a better president, Reagan’s library is better. Next visit I will be heading to the Nixon Presidential Library. This is a must visit for everyone.read more
Ellen Montgomery
Ellen Montgomery
18:54 15 Feb 22
This place was very humbling. President Reagan was one true Champion. The view was beautiful. Everyone should visit... this unique destination to remind us how truly blessed we are. So beautiful and peaceful. Parking is free. The outside exhibit is free.read more
Morgan M
Morgan M
02:20 13 Feb 22
Definitely worth a visit regardless of political point of view. There is so much history and personal items from... President Reagan's administration and seeing Air Force 1 and Marine One are stunning. The FBI exhibit was fantastic as well.read more
NonNobisSolum
NonNobisSolum
12:56 04 Feb 22
Very much enjoyed our visit. Stunning grounds, displays, and facilities, as well as friendly helpful staff. Excellent... value, too. Very impressive and highly recommended.read more
Curtis Graham
Curtis Graham
17:07 04 Jan 22
We really enjoy visiting the Reagan Library. Whether one leans liberal or conservative, there's something to take away... from President Reagan and the complex issues and challenges he faced during his tenure. We make a point of seeing their new exhibits each time we are in town visiting family. The price is reasonable if one is seeing both the Regan Museum and featured exhibit, though a bit costly if only seeing the exhibit. It would be nice for the Library to establish a ticketing system for seeing the temporary exhibits vs the whole experience. The property itself is well built and tranquil. Public restrooms were readily available in addition to hand sanitizer stations placed frequently throughout the exhibits.read more
Sandy Cannington
Sandy Cannington
22:17 01 Jan 22
This was an overwhelmingly beautiful retrospective of the Reagan presidency. Walking through Air Force One, Marine One... and seeing his motorcade was phenomenal. The presentation of his hologram was very emotional. The "Gifts of State" were breathtaking as were the displays of some of Nancy's gowns.There were thousands of photos and videos on display, reminding us all of the good and bad issues, incidents, movements, etc. that happened during the Reagan presidency. Through photos, you learn a great deal about Reagan's life as a child, his Hollywood years, his years as President and post presidency until passing.The location is gorgeous, with lush gardens and landscaping, and you can dine outside and view Simi Valley, most vibrant at sunset. This is where you will find the gravesites of President and Mrs. Reagan. Most certain to take your breath away and fill your eyes with watery emotion. By far, one of the best Presidential libraries I've visited. We were there 4+ hours.read more
Lisa Cottrell
Lisa Cottrell
03:53 29 Dec 21
Really had a great time at the Library. It is very well done with lots to see. We especially went for the FBI exhibit... and really enjoyed it! Beautiful grounds, buildings and views.read more
Lauren Hall Morgan
Lauren Hall Morgan
00:36 25 Dec 21
The Reagan Library was full of incredible artifacts about Ronald and his life. The view from the vast enclosed space... that holds the Airforce one has an incredible view. The docents were well informed and handily available to offer you even more facts about Reagan and his presidency and the artifacts in the library. When the photo opportunity comes up in front of the entry door to the Air Force One be sure to stop by the desk and view your photo. It was neat to see my son and I in front of the plane and not just that, in the Oval Office. The reason for only four stars is because the photos in my opinion are way over priced. At $50 I had to unfortunately pass. If the price was lower I would have bought them and had a nice memento of our day.read more
Ann Kerr
Ann Kerr
23:53 24 Dec 21
It is a presidential library. We enjoyed the FBI exhibit. The web page for the library recommended 3-4 hours to see the... library. They were not joking!! We were there over 4 hours. We read most of the info. Looked at all the objects. Walked through the plane and helicopter. Saw all of the trees!! Even if you’re not inclined to think ketchup is a fruit for school lunches, it’s still an interesting walk through time. I also recommend the annual pass for the family. For the price of 1 day you’ll have the year to check out this and other presidential libraries.read more
Sam Christie
Sam Christie
17:50 22 Nov 21
When I attended the special exhibit was the FBI, which was fascinating, it had everything from Bonnie and Clyde’s shot... out car to the airplane bombers shoes to the role in the world trade centre bombing.The main exhibition has the Berlin Wall, you can board Air Force One and the presidential helicopter as well as see a replica of the Oval Office.I would not bother with the audio tour as reading the signs is enough and there is so much to see.Easy to park, beautiful grounds and not a dull moment.read more
Amy Beall
Amy Beall
12:41 16 Nov 21
This was my first trip to the Reagan Presidential Library. Parking was easy and we were able to park relatively close... to the gardens. The landscape was beautiful and the architecture adds to the beauty (versus dominating it). The temporary FBI exhibit was extensive and I feel like that should have been a good 2-3 hour tour. The Ronald Reagan exhibits followed the president from his youth to his death. My favorite exhibits were his handwritten speeches and journal … although Air Force One and Marine One were close seconds. The docents were very knowledgeable, professional, and polite. This was a great trip!read more
Jon Selin
Jon Selin
19:27 13 Nov 21
Fantastic. Take the time to go, and when you're there - listen to (or read) the exhibits. My favorite thing is to hear... his economic and political philosophy, and to see how he worked with other leaders to bring America back from decline. Fascinating & encouraging history & info, plus beautifully done exhibits- like Air Force One.read more
SYEDA PEERAN
SYEDA PEERAN
21:54 06 Sep 21
Beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, good food at the cafe to eat on the patio and enjoy with family. Docents... are very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely worth getting a membership to enjoy anytime.read more
Tommy Lien
Tommy Lien
13:59 06 Sep 21
The Ronald Regan Presidential Library far exceeded my expectations. Not only was the FBI exhibit interesting but also... interactive at points. The Ronald Regan exhibit filled with lots of historically significant pieces but also some of his more famous quotes such as "Trust but verify." The most interesting part was getting to walk through Airforce 1 and Marine 1 just thinking about the conversation and decisions that may have happened on these aircraft was thought provoking. Outside of building walls you will also find an F117 the first stealth Aircraft, a F14 and a tank. Finally as you exit you see a piece of the Berlin wall before arriving at the burial site of both Ronald and Nancy Regan.read more
chinmay menon
chinmay menon
02:07 22 Aug 21
Excellent experience! well maintained and very informative. Plan to spend about 2 hours here and more if they have... special exhibits going onread more
Tom Ofenloch
Tom Ofenloch
07:15 05 Aug 21
Wonderful experience. We got there at 1pm they close at 5pm. 4 hours is just not enough time to spend. In the near... future we will be back and spend at least 6 hours. Much to see and enjoy.read more
Margaret Sen
Margaret Sen
00:13 01 Aug 21
I’ve been to a few presidential libraries and this is one of the best. About $60 for two people. Free parking. Seeing... Air Force One and Marine One was awesome. The FBI exhibit was more impressive than I thought it was going to be with tons of actual artifacts.read more
Jessica Sinha
Jessica Sinha
23:19 16 Jul 21
Tickets are ridiculously expensive! Pictures too! Library was really fun to visit, lots of great information and easy... to navigate and explore. The no photos policy wasn't really enforced which was a bit frustrating, but other than that an enthusiastic staff, welcoming and clean museum, highly informative and enjoyable experience!!read more
Cynthia Alford
Cynthia Alford
01:56 11 Jul 21
Give yourself plenty of time 3-4 hours. Staff is amazing. Shout out to Lucas (originally from Dayton) (from Lebanon... OH) pizza on our next visit!!Thank you for suggesting membership. It will come in handy very soon.read more
Cheeto and Diggy
Cheeto and Diggy
06:01 29 Jun 21
Visit this library, and I promise this is the closest thing to going back in the past. Love this place! It is located... on a hill, and even the drive up the hill is cool. This place is lucky to have so many pieces of history. I don't know where to start, but the highlights are the Oval Office Replica. You can tour what President Reagan's office looked like. There is a Marine One Helicopter tour, which you can step inside and take a photo on the steps. There is the "Beast" from the 80's, or the Presidential Limo. Lastly there is Air Force One. You get to tour it and see Reagan's office. It is amazing. There is also a fighters jet, the Berlin Wall, A Cafe, the assassination attempt, many rooms covering his presidency, and the couple's cemetery. The Ronald Reagan library has it all!read more
M Robson
M Robson
22:52 26 Jun 21
Very nice Presidential Library. Have been to LBJ's library in Austin, TX and Clinton's in Little Rock. AR. You don't... have to be a Reagan fanatic to enjoy this experience as it chronicals such an important time in our country's history. Brought back memories of when people were proud to be American citizens and the world respected the USA. We sure could use a man like Reagan again!! The Air Force One and Marine Corps One exhibits are amazing. The actual 707 that Reagan used is there and can be toured. The model of the Oval Office is very cool. Very friendly staff and nice exhibits and gift shop. Reagan's grave is located on the grounds. A little out of the way in beautiful Simi Valley, but well worth the trip. Lots of free parking. Note: cheaper than the Nixon Library.read more
Jay D
Jay D
03:43 27 May 21
I really enjoyed the library. This is probably my favorite one. While I didn’t always agree with President Reagan, I... was always inspired by his belief in the greatness of America. This is a great place to learn more about the 1980s.read more
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