Library and Museum Approach Artist Rendering. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation and Michael McCann for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.

Plan Your Museum Visit

The jacket worn by President George W. Bush to serve a turkey dinner during his secret Thanksgiving trip to Baghdad in 2003.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Thank you for your interest in visiting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. As the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a Federal agency and the Nation's official record keeper, the Museum highlights critical events and issues from the Administration of President George W. Bush. The Museum is the repository for domestic and foreign Presidential gifts as well as other donated artifacts relating to the life and career of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.  

Museum Hours 

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.


You may purchase admissions tickets to the Museum before making a visit. 

Adult $16
Senior (62+) *** $13
Youth (13-17 years) $14
Youth (5-12 years) $10
Children (0-4 years) FREE
College Student (non-SMU) *** $13
SMU College Student *** FREE
SMU Faculty & Staff *** FREE
Retired Military (Individual Only) *** $10
Active Military (Servicemember Only) *** FREE

***Visitors purchasing discounted tickets such as senior, active military, retired military, college student, or SMU (including faculty, staff, or student) must provide valid identification.

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Directions and Parking 

Parking is available, on a first-come, first-served basis, in the Library and Museum's public lot.  Visitors will be charged $7 per vehicle, and payment may be made by credit or debit card upon exit from the lot or at the admissions desk. Please consider mass transit. View the Directions and Parking page for directions, maps, transit information, and more details.

When you arrive at the Library and Museum, please enter at the main entrance and go to the admissions desk. A clerk will help you get started with your visit.

Museum Visitor Information 

Our goal is to do everything possible to ensure all of our visitors enjoy their Museum experience. Please note the following information to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

  • Chaperones must remain with younger visitors at all times while in the exhibit galleries, classroom, museum café, museum store, and Center grounds.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum (this includes candy, gum, and water bottles).
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed in the Museum (this includes pocket knives of any size).
  • Visitors are asked to use care with exhibits and not use them in a manner for which they were not intended.  
  • Visitors may take as many pictures as they would like, however, the flash must be turned off. There may be restrictions on photography in our temporary exhibits, please check with Museum staff for details.

If at any point during your visit, you have questions or need assistance, please see a Museum docent in the galleries. You will be able to identify them by their navy blazers and gray slacks.


The Library and Museum is a Federal agency and weapons are not allowed in the building. All visitors entering the Library and Museum must pass through a security check with a metal detector. All bags will be x-rayed and possibly searched by security staff. Any weapons will be confiscated by security staff and not returned. This includes ALL guns, ALL knives, to include locking and non-locking blades, pocket knives of any length, ©Swiss Army Knives, Gerber® Knives and Leatherman® or any other multipurpose tools, stun-guns, and any other items considered as less-than lethal weapons.

View the Visitors' Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about accommodations, dining, group tours, the Center store, accessibility, and further information.

We look forward to your visit!

Contacting Visitor Services 

Please contact us with any additional questions or to schedule a group visit or school field trip:

Visitor Services Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-346-1650
Fax: 214-346-1699
Visitor Inquiries:

Becoming a Bush Center Member

We invite you to join President and Mrs. Bush in their public service by becoming a member of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  Your membership will help preserve presidential history and shape the future through the programs of the George W. Bush Institute. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Bush Center please go the registration website

For questions about memberships please call (214) 855-4348 or e-mail

360 degree Artifact Gallery

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum 360 Artifact Gallery - Rotate artifacts 360 degrees to explore some of the 43,000 gifts given to President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush by American citizens and foreign Heads of State.

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Admission tickets to the Museum are available for purchase online.



The brochure for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is available to download.