The Richard Nixon Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, CA

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda , CA 92886
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Richard Nixon’s presidency and administration were intricately documented. As a result, the Nixon Presidential Materials Collection includes thousands upon thousands of documents, recordings, video broadcasts, photographs, and film. Browse this collection along with other exhibits, spaces, and galleries at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Yorba Linda Travel Experts
  • Experience 22 unique galleries, exhibits, and spaces dedicated to Nixon’s presidency.
  • The museum is open Monday through Sunday until 5:00 pm.
  • Discover 30 multimedia experiences, 11 films, 70 exhibits, and 300+ artifacts.
  • Climb aboard Army One - the presidential helicopter used by Nixon and other former presidents.
  • Stroll through the Pat Nixon Gardens during your visit.


from The Richard Nixon Library & Museum
Richard Nixon’s Presidency is one of the most exhaustively documented administrations in American history. The Nixon Presidential Materials Collection contains approximately 46 million pages of documents, 3,700 hours of recorded Presidential conversations known as the “White House Tapes”, 4,000 separate recordings of broadcast video, nearly 4,500 audio recordings, 300,000 still photographs, two million feet of film, and more than 35,000 State and Public Gifts.

Our Mission
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is one of 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Presidential Libraries in College Park, Maryland.

The Nixon Library's primary mission is to educate and inform. We serve the public interest by displaying in our permanent and temporary galleries, and preserving and making available for research online and through our on-site research operation, the documents and audiovisual materials of President Nixon's life and times. Through the work of our archive, museum, education, and public programming teams, we present an educational, cultural, and historical resource for local and international visitors, as well as our global research community. We assist all those who search for knowledge and understanding of the 37th President of the United States, his administration, and his ongoing impact on the world.

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Tampa, Florida
"Great presidential library!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
No matter your political views on this president's administration, I thought the presentation was very well done. Watergate was purposely dealt with early in the tour process so that the rest of the Nixon life could be covered. It was well done in my opinion. The grounds are beautiful. The amazing part is both Pat and Richard Nixon are buried about 100 feet from Richard's boyhood home.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
"Interesting Presidential Library"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019 NEW
We've been to a lot of the presidential libraries and this one was unique in that it presented a balanced view of both his successes and his failures. Before our visit I wondered how Watergate would be handled and I was pleasantly surprised both by the amount of information and how his part in the shenanigans was presented. There was a lot of interesting information about both the man and his politics. He was certainly flawed, as most of us are, but he truly believed in making progress with his adversaries. The museum also included information about Pat Nixon which I found interesting. Definitely worth a visit.
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Boston, Massachusetts
"Great place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019
Spent four hours and could have spent four more. President Nixon was so much more than Watergate. China, Viet Nam, political ups and downs, the helicopter that he departed on when he resigned and the house that he was born in. He and Mrs Nixon are buried on site amidst a beautiful rose garden. Really an enjoyable visit in an area with a lot of great restaurants and just a nice place. Glad I went.
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Hamden, Connecticut
"Great Museum and Location for Social Event"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2019
We visited the Library for a family wedding and thoroughly enjoyed the venue. The Museum is great as are the event spaces. The wedding ceremony took place outside with the reception/dinner in doors. We were very happy with the facility and the food service. This is a great place to visit for the museum and, if you have a chance, a social event.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
"Not to be missed !!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 25, 2019
This is one of the best Presidential sites we have visited. I have new respect for Richard Nixon even though I lived thru this era. This is the best presentation that we have seen. Great insight into his life. So much good overshadowed by so little bad. Without Watergate, we might have had a more peaceful world. If you are in this area and have 2 hours, this would be a very worthwhile visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Richard Nixon Library & Museum

What are the museum hours of operation?
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Can I go inside the Presidential Helicopter?
Yes. However, weather conditions such as rain, extreme heat, and wind may cause the helicopter to be closed to guests.

Is the Presidential Limousine on display?
Not at the moment. It currently resides at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Where is the museum located?
The address is 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, California, 92886.

Are tours available?
Yes. Docent-led group tours are available for an additional fee.