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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.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Presidential Library system formally began in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the Federal Government. Learn More.

As the Nation's official record keeper, the National Archives serves as administrator for records of the U.S. Federal Government. NARA's Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for textual, electronic, and audiovisual Presidential records as well as domestic and foreign Presidential gifts.

With its state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum located in Dallas, Texas gives visitors an in-depth look at eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

Building and field of flowers

The Native Texas Park, open year round, reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s love of the native Texas landscape. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest. 

Steel from the World Trade Center on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Planning a visit to the Museum? Find information about special deals for groups, operating hours, directions, parking, transportation, dining, the Museum Store, accessibility, visitor services, and more.

Liberty and Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House.

Learn more about the upcoming special events, education programs, and temporary exhibits. At the Museum now, see the special exhibits: Waxing Poetic: Expressions with Cold Wax as well as Liberty and Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House.

George W. Bush Presidential library and museum

2943 SMU Boulevard Dallas, TX 75205

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Weekday afternoons are the least crowded. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

9:00 am–5:00 pm

12:00 pm–5:00 pm 

Ticket Prices

Adult $26
Senior (62+ years) $23
Youth (13-17 years) $24
Child (5-12 years) $20
Infant (0-4 years) FREE
College student (non-SMU) $23
SMU student, faculty & Staff FREE
Military (Retired) $10
Military (Active Duty) FREE

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President George W. Bush wrote, "Let Freedom Reign" in response to a note passed to him by Dr. Condoleezza Rice while attending the opening session of a NATO summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

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