Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA is a memorial to the 38th president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004). The library was dedicated by President George W. Bush in 2003 and features presidential memorabilia.
History of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opened to the public on November 4, 1991. The library is located in Simi Valley, California. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the largest and most complete presidential library in the world. It contains more than 150 million items including one of the largest collections of presidential papers and documents in the United States.
What Shapes the Look of the Library?
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens locatedin Simi Valley. The complex has been named one of the most beautiful presidential libraries in the United States. The library was designed by Hugh Stubbins, a prominent American architect, who based his design high profile buildings around the world. Stubbins wanted to create an atmosphere that would evoke feelings of tranquility and peace. He achieved this goal by using natural materials and light colors to create an inviting environment.
Learning about Ronald Reagan’s Legacy through his Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is a treasure trove for anyone interested in learning about the legacy of Ronald Reagan. The Library houses more than 50 million items, including documents, audio and video recordings, photographs, and artifacts from Reagan’s time as President of the United States. In addition to providing information about Reagan’s life and presidency, the Library also provides educational opportunities for students of all ages.
Self-guided activities are available at the Museum. All galleries and exhibits should be viewed within 2 to 3 hours. The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible except for Air Force One’s interior. In order to provide access to the flight deck and communication center for our visitors who are unable to walk, wheelchair lifts are available. There is also an elevator at the rear entrance, as well as a photo album next to the airplane that can be viewed. Parking spaces are also available for people with special needs. First-come, first-served wheelchairs are available. Please note that no pets are allowed on the grounds or in the museum. However working or service animals (i.e. guide dog for the blind) that are identified as such are allowed.
Museum Admission Prices
- General Admission — $29.95
- Senior Admission (62+) — $26.95
- Youth Admission (11-17) — $22.95
- Child Admission (3-10) — $19.95
- (Children 2 & under are free)
- Audio Tour Rental — $7.00
- Foundation Member – $13.95
- Student – $26.95