Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I write or contact President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush?

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush do not maintain offices at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This facility is one of 14 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, a U.S. federal agency.


Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration,
the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
preserves and protects important historical materials and supports research and makes available the records of the Administration of President George W. Bush.

For information about the current activities of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, visit the Bush Center or the Office of George W. Bush.

Send correspondence to:
    Office of George W. Bush
    P.O. Box 259000, Dallas, TX 75225-9000
    Email: info@ogwb.org

How do I invite them to my event?

Use this form to invite President George W. Bush or email lwbscheduling@ogwb.org to request Mrs. Laura Bush speak at your event. Events should be at least 6 months from the date of request. Because of the large number of requests and other obligations, submission of a request does not guarantee acceptance.

will i see the president or mrs. bush at the museum?

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush remain actively involved in issues of national and global concern through the George Bush Institute, a policy institute that is part of the Bush Center and operated by the George W. Bush Foundation. The President continues to emphasize education, global health, human freedom, and support of the military, while Mrs. Bush focuses on education, health care, and human rights for women. In addition, they are the parents of Barbara and Jenna along with son-in-law, Henry Hager, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise. However, visitors are frequently surprised to see them strolling through the exhibits. 

Is it possible to hold my wedding reception or other special event at the Museum? 

Rental opportunities at the Bush Center include the towering Freedom Hall and the adjoining outdoor Ceremonial Courtyard. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated and special event catering is available. Click here for details or email the Catering Team.

How do I obtain historic prints and other audiovisual materials?

The George W. Bush Presidential Library holds approximately 30,000 audiovisual recordings, 227 cubic feet of photo negatives, and just over 3.8 million photographs created by the White House Photo Office. Click here to order prints and other audiovisual materials.

How do I get a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives?

Our Reading Room is available for anyone interested in doing research. We encourage researchers to contact us at gwbush.library@nara.gov before visiting so we can be ready with the documents you wish to see. Because of holdings protection and on-going archival processing, we do not give tours of non-public areas of the facility.

Do you allow school groups inside the Museum?

Absolutely. In fact, the Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the field trip has been scheduled through our Visitor Services at least 1 month in advance. Field trips are available Monday - Thursday during the academic school year. Click here to schedule a field trip.

Is this Library for both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush?

No. George W. Bush's Presidential Library and Museum is located in Dallas, while his father's is located in College Station, Texas. For information about the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visit www.bush41.org. To research the textual and audiovisual archives and museum collections that document the life and times of the 41st President of the United States, visit www.bush41.org/research.

Why don't you mow the grass?

The environmentally conscious design of the Bush Center building and grounds reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s long-standing commitment to conservation. The nine acres of lawn at the Bush Center are a mixture of native short prairie grasses that are drought tolerant, need little mowing, and require minimal fertilization and water. The mix was developed through years of research and trials by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with the goal of demonstrating a viable alternative to typical cultivated turf. This is the first large-scale implementation of this seed mix. LEARN MORE.

Where is the parking lot for the Museum?

The parking lot, which includes accessible parking, is located across from the entrance to the Museum on SMU Boulevard. The Museum is also accessible using the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System using the Orange, Red, or Blue lines.

Is there a place to eat at the Museum?

Food and beverages including candy, gum, and water bottles are not allowed in the Museum. However, near the Museum entrance is Cafe 43, a full service restaurant featuring seasonal, locally-sourced menu items. Dining in Cafe 43 does not require admission to the Museum. Reservations are recommended; use Open Table or call 214-200-4302. Another option is the Courtyard Cafe with outdoor seating in the Ceremonial Courtyard, offering daily specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, and beverages.

What is the Situation Room Experience?

This unique education opportunity places high school and college students in the roles of the Executive Office of the President and the President’s Cabinet managing a crisis situation. The simulation is also available as a team-building exercise for organizations and businesses for a small fee. Learn more.

What is the National Archives?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of the U.S. Federal government conducting business, only about 3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever. These valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you. Learn more.

How do I purchase my photo taken in the Oval Office from my visit?

To purchase your photo taken in the Oval Office during your visit, please click here.  Use the password mm-dd-yyyy (date of your visit).  For questions or assistance, please contact Bush@freezeframe.com.

How do I contact the Library with more questions?

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
   Main Phone: 214-346-1650
   Achives: 214-346-1557
   Fax: 214-346-1699

    General Inquiries: gwbush.library@nara.gov
    Photograph/Audiovisual Archives: photos.gwbush@nara.gov
    Media Inquiries: bush43media@nara.gov
    Speaker Requests: bush43media@nara.gov
    Visitor Inquiries: bush43visitors@nara.gov
    Museum Inquiries: museum.gwbush@nara.gov
    Education Program: bush43education@nara.gov
    Volunteer Program: bush43volunteer@nara.gov 
    Museum Space Rental: catering@bushcenter.org

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