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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-346-1650

 

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU).

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Directions 

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From U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway)

From the north, take Exit 4, Lovers Lane/SMU Boulevard. Follow the frontage road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) on SMU Boulevard. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is located immediately on the left at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway. Parking will be on the right.

From the south, take Exit 3, Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard. Follow the frontage road to SMU Boulevard. Turn left (west) on SMU Boulevard. The Presidential Center is located immediately on the left at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway. Parking will be on the right

From Dallas North Tollway

Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed east past Hillcrest Avenue to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). Turn left (north) onto the northbound frontage road. Proceed north to SMU Boulevard.  Turn left (west) on SMU Boulevard.  The Presidential Center is located immediately on the left at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway. Parking will be on the right.

From D/FW International Airport

Take the North Exit from the airport to IH-635 (LBJ Freeway). Proceed to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) and exit south toward downtown. Proceed about five miles and take Exit 4, Lovers Lane/SMU Boulevard. Follow the frontage road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) on SMU Boulevard. The Presidential Center is located immediately on the left at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway. Parking will be on the right.

From Dallas Love Field Airport

Exit left (east) from the airport to Mockingbird Lane. Proceed east on Mockingbird for approximately three miles. Continue past Hillcrest Avenue to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). Turn left (north) onto the northbound frontage road. Proceed north to SMU Boulevard. Turn left (west) on SMU Boulevard. The Presidential Center is located immediately on the left at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway. Parking will be on the right.

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Parking

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(Parking locations for visitors are marked in blue)

Parking for the Library and Museum is available in the public lot, located north of the Presidential Center.  Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Visitors will be charged $7 per vehicle, and payment may be made be by credit or debit card upon exit from the lot or at the admissions desk.

Additional limited parking is available on the SMU campus for a fee. The Moody Parking Garage and the Binkley Parking Garage are located within short walking distance of the Presidential Center.   

Recreational Vehicles

Parking for recreational vehicles (RVs) is available at the Mockingbird DART station.  From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take the SMU Express Shuttle or Museum Express Shuttle. 

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Public Transportation

Please consider mass transit. We are accessible via the Mockingbird Station stop of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System, on the orange, red, or blue lines. The Mockingbird DART station is located within one mile of the Presidential Center. 

From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 768 SMU Express Shuttle, which drops off and picks up directly at the entrance to the Center.

Route 768 – Presidential Center

  • Monday – Saturday
    Runs approx. every 15 minutes from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
    Runs approx. every 20 minutes after 7:30 p.m. 
    There is no shuttle service on Sundays.

From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 743 Museum Express Shuttle, which provides continuous service to the Center as well as SMU's Meadows Museum. 

Route 743 - Presidential Center and SMU's Meadows Museum

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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ROAD CLOSURE

Bush Avenue is closed to traffic between Mockingbird Lane and the Mustang Parking Center. Construction is expected to be complete by August 15, 2015.