Richard Nixon Presidential Library

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library, located in Yorba Linda, California, is one of the twelve presidential libraries in United States and final resting place of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. The nine acre (36,000 m²) campus includes the National Historic Landmarked Richard Nixon Birthplace where Nixon was born in 1913 and spent his childhood.

The museum, housed in a 52,000-square-foot (4,800 m2) building, offers a narrative of Nixon's life and career. Behind the museum is the birthplace, which was constructed by Nixon's father using a homebuilding kit, and restored to appear as it was in 1910. President and Mrs. Nixon are buried on the grounds, just a few feet from the birthplace. Since California prohibits burial of remains on private property, the intended burial plot at the Library had to be deeded to a local church who classified the plot as a cemetery.

The Nixon Library compound also contains the Loker Center and Annenberg Court, a 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) wing with a Special Exhibit room and an exact replica of the East Room of the White House that is used as an event space; the East Room can be rented for events such as weddings and business meetings.

There is an extensive collection of memorabilia, formal clothing, and photographs of Nixon, his wife Pat, and their children. This collection includes an assortment of bronze figures of world leaders who had important relations with Nixon as President or as Vice President under President Eisenhower (1953-1961). The leaders' bodies have been accurately recreated in lightweight bronze over a papier-mâché frame, and they are dressed in their actual clothing. The U.S. government limousine used by President Nixon throughout his presidency, a customized 1969 Lincoln Continental, is on display in the Domestic affairs gallery.

The President's VH-3A "Sea King" helicopter, tail number 150617, is also on permanent display on the library grounds. The helicopter was in the presidential fleet from 1961 to 1976, transporting Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, and many foreign heads of state and government. Boyer flew President Nixon on his final flight from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base on August 9, 1974 in this aircraft.

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2 Hours

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Day: Monday - Saturday
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Day: Sunday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fee

Adults: $9.95
Seniors 62 years and older and military personnel (with ID): $6.95
College students: $5.95
Children ages 7-11: $3.75
Children ages 6 and under are free

Location

(714) 993-3393 ‎

18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA


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http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/

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