Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda

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See the birthplace and final resting place of America’s 37th president, along with extensive documentation on his life and presidency, at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and 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. Our Yorba Linda online trip planner makes visiting Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and other Yorba Linda attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was a very interesting and informative Presidential library. They did not pull any punches about Watergate. However, I was impressed by all of the positive things he accomplished over his... 
    This was a very interesting and informative Presidential library. They did not pull any punches about Watergate. However, I was impressed by all of the positive things he accomplished over his...  more »
  • It's a very small museum but full of interesting information about the former president. Loved reading and learning about his humble beginnings and his achievements while he was in office. I... 
    It's a very small museum but full of interesting information about the former president. Loved reading and learning about his humble beginnings and his achievements while he was in office. I...  more »
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  • A tourist attraction in Yorba Linda worth a visit. The presidential libraries system is a nationwide network of 15 libraries administered by the Office of Presidential Libraries, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These are repositories for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials of every president of the United States. So at the Nixon library, there are exhibits showing the historical events during Nixon’s presidency. Nixon was credited for opening China. There is huge poster with life size bronze status of president Nixon and China’s then premier zhou shaking hand. For those of you that are interested in finding out more about the Cold War, many unclassified documents disclosed a lot of interesting intense moments between Russia and the West. Nixon’s presidential helicopter is also on display on the side yard of the library. It’s cool to see the inside of this flying machine. I thought it would be more plush. It’s a bit of a drive for me to get there but it was worth it to visit at a piece of history in person.
  • Had a good time with the family here on a Sunday after 🎄🎅🤶. The intro video at the beginning was worth watching after you pay for admission 🎟️. Make sure you leave your pepper spray, guns🔫, and knives 🔪 at home. Price of admission was worth the value💲. The museum really highlighted the great things Nixon contributes to building America. Well balanced between his early childhood, law career, politics to his last days. Well organized. His childhood home 🏘️ tour was the highlight of his humble beginnings. Helicopter was not open. Had a few roses in bloom not too far from his tombstone and his wife's. Staff were very engaging and friendly. Glad the museum also highlighted some of the bombings that occurred in Cambodia. But, it did miss the amount of Khmer who suffered horrible amputations and death from US landmines and unexploded bombs. Approximately 2.8 tons of explosives 💣 we're dropped compared to 2 tons during WWII according to Bombs Over Cambodia 🇰🇭 by Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan.

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