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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. The Research Room is open by appointment only, which must be scheduled by 3:00pm if wishing to visit the next business day. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for COVID updates.


How do I contact President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush?

Requests for military retirement or honor acknowledgment letters may be submitted online. Send all other correspondence, including requests for congratulatory, Eagle Scout attainment, and autograph photographs, to the Office of George W. Bush at: 


Office of George W. Bush
P.O. Box 259000
Dallas, TX 75225-9000
General Inquiries:

Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
preserves and protects important historical materials and supports research and makes available the records of the Administration of President George W. Bush.

For information about the current activities of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, visit the Bush Center or the Office of George W. Bush.

How do I submit a Military Retirement request?

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a U.S. federal agency, and do not handle military retirement letters for President Bush. Those requests are handled by the Office of George W. Bush. Per the Bush Center's website, the Office of George W. Bush processes letters of appreciation for military members who have served a minimum of 20 years of service. They ask that you allow a minimum of 8 weeks for processing.

To request a military letter of appreciation, please fill out the electronic form.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests received, they do not conduct individual status checks on these requests. Please email if you have any questions regarding your letter request.

We thank you for your service to our country, and wish you the best in your future endeavors.

How do I invite President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush to my event?

Use this form to invite President George W. Bush or email to request Mrs. Laura Bush speak at your event. Events should be at least 6 months from the date of request. Because of the large number of requests and other obligations, submission of a request does not guarantee acceptance.

How do I make a request for Library and/or Museum staff to speak at my event?

The Bush Library and Museum offers speakers on a wide range of topics for community organizations. Email your organization information, event location, audience, and requested date/time to Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and speaker availability.

How do I obtain copies of photographs and other audiovisual material from the Bush Administration?

The George W. Bush Presidential Library holds approximately 30,000 audiovisual recordings, 227 cubic feet of photo negatives, and just over 3.8 million photographs created by the White House Photo OfficeOrder prints and other audiovisual materials.

Is this Library and Museum for both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush?

No. George W. Bush's Presidential Library and Museum is located in Dallas, while his father's is located in College Station, Texas. For information about the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visit To research the textual and audiovisual archives and museum collections that document the life and times of the 41st President of the United States, visit

Why don't you mow the grass?

The environmentally conscious design of the Bush Center building and grounds reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s long-standing commitment to conservation. The nine acres of lawn at the Bush Center are a mixture of native short prairie grasses that are drought tolerant, need little mowing, and require minimal fertilization and water. The mix was developed through years of research and trials by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with the goal of demonstrating a viable alternative to typical cultivated turf. This is the first large-scale implementation of this seed mix. Learn more about the building and park grounds from the Bush Center.

What is the National Archives?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of the U.S. Federal government conducting business, only about 3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever. These valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you. Learn more about NARA.

How do I contact the Library and Museum with more questions?

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
Main Phone: 214-346-1650
Archives: 214-346-1557
Fax: 214-346-1699

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