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Exploring the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Updated for 2024

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn about our country’s 40th President. Exhibits include a look at Mr. Reagan’s life — from his childhood to his days as a GE spokesperson, to his acting days, and his time in politics — as the governor of California and then later as our nation’s President.

This official Presidential portrait of Ronald Reagan is on display at the library.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065

Hours: The Museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of the year
(Closed only on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)

Permanent exhibits include personal artifacts, photographs, documents, and more. There is also a full-size replica of the Oval Office (as it was decorated when Reagan was President, complete with jars of jelly beans), interactive opportunities, and artifacts dedicated to First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Outside, visitors can stroll the grounds, where you can view a section of the Berlin Wall and visit the memorial site for Mr. and Mrs. Reagan.

air force one from a side angle at the Reagan Museum and Library
Take a peek inside Air Force One, and marvel at the size of the space where it’s on display – huge!

Perhaps most exciting to many young visitors is the site of Air Force One. The Air Force One on display is the same one that President Reagan (and six other Presidents) flew in. Families can step aboard, have a fun photo opportunity, view the cockpit, and walk the length of this extraordinary plane! The Air Force One Pavilion also houses Marine One which families are welcome to step aboard as well (but watch your head!)


Admission Prices

General Admission$16.00
Seniors (62+)$13.00
Youth (11-17)$9.00
Child (3-10)$6.00
Children Under 2 years)Free
Active Duty MilitaryFree
College Student $13.00
*These prices are for regular admission and not for special exhibits. Please check the website for more information.
replica of the Oval Office at the Ronald Reagan presidential library and museum
The replica of the Presidential Oval Office is fascinating to see: it’s so much smaller than you think it would be!

Special Exhibits:

The Reagan Library and Museum hosts many special exhibits, on a rotating basis. Special exhibits in the past have included “Egypt’s Lost Cities,” “Auschwitz,” “Leonardo Da Vinci,” and “Nancy Reagan: a First Lady’s Style.” Special exhibits may require an additional ticket purchase, or it may be at a higher price than for regular admission. Please check the website for the latest information on special exhibits and prices.


Parking at the Reagan Library is free!

the Gipper's cafe entrance and sign at the Reagan Library and Museum
Check out the Gipper’s Café for a snack or meal while you’re there.


You’ll find two dining options at the Museum. The Ronald Reagan Pub is located adjacent to Air Force One. It’s a convenient spot to stop for a quick snack including self-service sandwiches and salads, fudge, specialty teas, and coffees. The Gipper’s Bar + Bistro has a more extensive menu, including self-service items as well as made-to-order items. Families can choose to sit inside or dine outside while admiring the views of the Santa Rosa Valley. Menu options include sandwiches (grilled or deli-style and all made-to-order), soups, salads, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more.

Air Force One and Marine One both on display at the Reagan Library and Museum
There’s a truly enormous hangar on site where you can see Air Force One and Marine One both at the same time!

Nearby Attractions:

The Reagan Library and Museum is located atop a hill and isn’t located near any other major attractions within walking distance. Some families prefer this isolation so they can focus their energy and attention on this one site and not feel pressured to have enough time to get to another destination. However, destinations within Simi Valley are not far away, and families can visit places like Underwood Farms, for example, within a short drive.

Places to Stay:

Reagan Library sign (photo by Paul Kennar)

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