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The Visitor Services Department of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum wants to make your visit a most enjoyable and memorable one.  Please feel free to contact us with your questions.

Telephone: 805-577-4066
Fax: 805-577-4074
Email: VisitorServices@reaganfoundation.org

 

masks are required

 

 

Tips for Visiting

The Library is over 200,000 sq ft of exhibits, including Air Force One.   Please allow 2 ½ to 3 hours to enjoy all the galleries.  There is no fee for parking and there are several parking spaces for buses.  We also have parking for special needs persons in our Visitor Parking lot.  If you bring an RV, please park it on Presidential Drive; the Visitor Parking lot is just too narrow to navigate.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is the final resting place for President and Mrs. Reagan. Their memorial gravesites overlook the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Your museum admission grants you access to all of our galleries and exhibits, including the recently renovated Reagan Museum, the Oval Office replica, our rotating temporary exhibits, the Air Force One Pavilion, and all of our outdoor grounds.   So bring comfortable walking shoes, as the entire loop through the museum is approximately ½ mile long.  The museum is designed for self-touring, with exhibit labels located throughout.  Tour guides are available upon request for groups of 25 or more people.  Reservations for tour guides must be made in advance and there is a small additional fee involved for the guided tour.  (PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS, TOUR GUIDES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.)

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Since Air Force One is an artifact, it is the only place inside the Museum that is not handicapped accessible.  All other locations contain ramps or elevators to move you smoothly through the museum. 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is located on 100 acres in Simi Valley in the county of Ventura, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the one side; and wonderful canyon views to the East side. 

The Library is situated halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Please take lots of pictures! Just make sure your flash is turned off inside the museum. Also, sometimes our special temporary exhibits do not allow photography, so be sure to check for signage on photography availability; or ask one of our museum docents.

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While visiting the galleries we ask that your cell phone be muted (silent mode).

HUNGRY? 

We have two cafes on site:

The Gipper’s Bar + Bistro

The newest addition to the dining experience is our renovated Café, located off the Ruwe Terrace next to the Museum Store. Here you will find different stations offering fresh fare including a Salad Bar, Soup Station, Pizza Counter, Market Bar, and Grille. In addition to all of your favorites, find seasonal specials, healthy choices, staff picks, and kids options throughout. You can even customize your items from the Grille at one of our self order kiosks!

If you are looking for something on the go, check out our fresh but premade sandwiches, salads, and snacks in the cooler in addition to beverages for all ages.

Access to the Library exhibits is not required to visit The Gipper’s Bistro.

Hours of Operation: 10:30am-4:30pm daily

Unfortunately we don’t take reservations for The Gipper’s Bistro, however there is ample indoor and outdoor seating available to enjoy your meal.

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The Ronald Reagan Pub

The Ronald Reagan Pub is an actual pub from Reagan’s ancestral home, Ballyporeen, Ireland that he visited during a diplomatic trip in the early 80s. It was dismantled and shipped to the USA in 2004 to be featured as a part of the Museum’s collection.

Located on the first of the Air Force One Pavilion, the Pub it is the perfect place to gaze up at the impressive Air Force One and enjoy a sandwich, salad, drink or snack. To visit the Pub, you must have admission to the Museum.

The Ronald Reagan Pub is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 guidelines but we look forward to reopening it soon

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We also have a picnic area located next to the Visitor Parking lot, for those who want to enjoy the fabulous California views of the Library while dining on their picnic lunch.

Only working or service animals are allowed on the grounds or in any of the facilities.

SCHOOL TOURS CRITERIA

All public, private and homeschool students in Pre-K through 12th grade will receive free admission to the Reagan portion of the museum as long as they come in a group. There is an additional charge to visit the special exhibit (if applicable). The minimum number of students required to receive a guided tour is 20.  Spots fill up quickly, so please contact us as soon as you have potential dates for your visit.

FOR GRADES 3rd - 12th:

  • We require a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students. These chaperones will receive free admission. All additional chaperones/adults will pay full admission price and self-guide through museum on their own.
  • All students must stay with a chaperone at all times.
  • Once we’ve reached our daily capacity for guided tours, all school groups will self-guide through the museum and/or will be encouraged to schedule a tour on another day.

FOR GRADES Pre-K through 2nd:

  • We do not offer guided tours to Pre-K through 2nd grade. You are more than welcome to self-guide through the museum on your own.
  • We require a 1:5 ratio of chaperones to students. These chaperones will receive free admission. All additional chaperones/adults will pay full admission price.
  • All students must stay with a chaperone at all times.

Homeschools:

  • The first and third Wednesday of every month are reserved for homeschool students. Please plan accordingly.
  • All homeschool groups must meet the required minimum of 10 students - no exceptions.
  • We require a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students. These chaperones will receive free admission. All additional chaperones/adults will pay full admission price.
  • All students must stay with a chaperone at all times.
  • Due to the wide range of grades in a homeschool group, we do not offer guided tours. All homeschool groups will self-guide through the museum.

To book a reservation, please contact Visitor Services at (805) 577-4066 or email us at visitorservices@reaganfoundation.org

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