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The Richard Nixon Library & Museum, Yorba Linda

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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
See the birthplace and final resting place of America’s 37th president, along with extensive documentation on his life and presidency, at The Richard Nixon Library & Museum. Walk through the grounds and tour the 22 presidential museum galleries. Learn more about Nixon’s presidency from the archives, containing 46 million pages of White House records from his inauguration in 1969 to his resignation in 1974. Step into the full-size replica of the White House East Room. To get a feel for the formative years of the late president, head out back to explore the restored home where Nixon was born and raised. Don’t forget to see the Marine One presidential helicopter, which was used by presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. You also can visit the burial place and memorial site for Nixon and his wife, Pat. Make The Richard Nixon Library & Museum part of your personalized Yorba Linda itinerary using our Yorba Linda family vacation planner.
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  • Just visited the new, improved museum. But time has passed and the entire collection of Nixon Tapes and Papers (his words both spoken and written) have been available to scholars since 2011, and there...  read more »
  • We had the misfortune to visit just before the re-opening. We did get to visit the original Nixon home which is quite remarkable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Best wishes for a successful re-op...  read more »
  • This like other Presidential Libraries is a wonder site to visit. I live fairly close but had never visited until the recent renovations. This Library is a must for everyone. 
  • Loved this presidential library. I spent probably between 4 and 5 hours there reading all the descriptions and listening to the videos. It is interesting to see how Nixon went from the most powerful office in the world to disgrace. He ended up reckoning his mistakes several years after he was impeached, which I think shows some character. I don't admire him at all, but I give credit to those who recognize their mistakes however serious their past actions
  • Very nice museum. Most exhibits are closed for renovation. Birth place, helicopter and beautiful grounds are open. Looking forward to coming back in October 2016 for grand re-opening.
  • We visited knowing that the main exhibits were closed for renovation. The admission price was discounted due to the closure. What we did see was the birthplace house, marine one helicopter, the pseudo East Room, and the rose garden. It's was worth the stop. The docents were friendly and knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy being there.
  • We were very disappointed to make the trip out to the Nixon Library to find it essentially closed. The website did not clearly reflect its renovation status. We were nicely greeted by a docent who explained that due to renovations the library exhibits were not available and due to the rain, the house nor helicopter were open. We were told that there was a film in the theater, but after we paid the 1/2 price fee that they charge during the renovations, we were told that the theater was reserved for a concert that afternoon. The East Room exhibit which was supposed to be available was taken over by a bridal expo which was breaking up at the time we were there. We did get to peek in and I am sure it would have lovely in its normal state. So for the admission fee, we got to see a model of the house and San Clemente, a replica if the Resolute a Desk and a wall of covers from Time...and of course the gift shop. The restrooms were attractive and clean. The docents were attentive and apologetic. I am sure it is not much fun for them during this period. We feel that they should not have charged admission for what we were offered on today's visit.
  • I've been here a couple of times already and I love how well kept the grounds are. It's a great place to host a wedding or meeting. The service is top notch and it's a great place to learn about history. There's a helicopter and rose garden for photo ops!
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