If you are in the Los Angeles vicinity, the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum is a site to visit. You don’t have to be of any political affiliation or even have political interest to appreciate this presidential library. Situated on top of a sprawling hill overlooking Southern California, the Ronald Reagan Library is magnificent.
A little bit about this library:
“The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 40,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan.
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Senior Admission (62+)—$26.00
Youth Admission (11-17)—$19.00
Child Admission (3-10)—$16.00
(Children 2 & under are free).”
There are special exhibits as well as permanent exhibits at this museum. Currently, the Titanic, is showcasing at this presidential library.
May 27, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Titanic at the Reagan Library is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. Artifacts from passengers, dispersed over time, will be reunited in this exhibit for the first time in over 100 years.
This brand-new 10,000 square foot exhibition, reuniting hundreds of Titanic artifacts that have not been together since the ship’s fateful night in 1912 with material and artifacts from the 1984-1985 discovery of the Titanic as well as with items from the 1997 movie, is a first-of-its-kind exhibition not seen anywhere else before. ”
Some permanent exhibits are the AirForce 1 (which flew 7 US presidents) and Marine 1, which you can enter and actually walk from one end to another. These exhibits are amazing due to its ability to take you back in time. The presidential library is massive and requires a lot of walking, both indoors and outdoors. There is also a cafe where you can get delicious sandwiches and fresh juice.