One of my goals is to visit every Presidential Library and Museum. Since, not every President has one, it's really not that hard of a goal to meet. There are only 12, unless you count the duplicates. Nixon and Ford have two locations, so if you count both of those then there are 14. Fords 2 are the only ones that are in the same state. Nixon, has one in Maryland and one in California. Of course there are also other museums that include Presidential homes that aren't part of the Presidential Library and Museum System. Such Museums includes George Washington's home and also Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello.
So far, the Presidential places I have visited:
There is also the Ronald Reagan boyhood home, in Dixon, IL. OK, so now the list of the remaining Presidential Libraries (& Museums) and Presidential attractions that are on my list to visit eventually. One of which is only about 75 miles from me.
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA
- Richard Nixon Presidential Museum, Yorba Linda, CA
- Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, TX
- George Bush Library, College Station, TX
- Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museum
- Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, MO
- William J Clinton Library, Little Rock, AR
- Herbert Hoover Library, West Branch, IA
- Gerald Ford Library, Ann Arbor, MI
- Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
- Richard Nixon Library, College Park, MD
- Franklin D, Roosevelt Presidential Center, Hyde Park, NY
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Center, Boston, MA
- George H. W. Bush Presidential Center, College Station, TX
- Bill Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR
- George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, TX
In addition, I would love to get to these other locations that aren't part of the National Archives.
Of course, I don't know how I would fund such a trip. Still it is my dream. I certainly want to get back to New York, in the near future, and during that trip visit the FDR museum. Perhaps in the near future, I can make it up the road (70 miles) to the Truman Museum for the first time in my life.
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