• George W. Bush Presidential Center

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  • Through our Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and Engagement Agenda impact centers, we focus on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

About The George W. Bush Presidential Center

A Unique Experience in the Heart of Dallas

The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store.

The Bush Center's 226,000-square-foot building and 15-acre urban park sit on the beautiful SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.

The Bush Center offers distinctive dining and shopping experiences, as well as an urban oasis in the Native Texas Park.

Preserving History

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

As the 13th presidential library, the Bush Library and Museum promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the Bush Administration.

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Shaping the Future

The George W. Bush Institute


The Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives. Our work is inspired by the principles that guide President and Mrs. Bush in public life.

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Education and Collaboration

The Bush Center also enjoys a special relationship with SMU, collaborating with the university to host events, conduct research, and provide unique learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.