Experience the Presidency

Plan Your Visit

Experience the presidency in the Bush Museum, explore nature in the Native Texas Park, enjoy local-first dining at Café 43, and more.

 

Hours and Tickets:

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the permanent exhibit and the Freedom Matters special exhibit through December 31, 2024.

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Memberships:

Members always visit the Bush Museum free. Individual, family, and other membership packages are available.

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Location:

2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205

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The George W. Bush Presidential Museum promotes a greater understanding of the American presidency and examines the consequential times during which President and Mrs. Bush served. The museum offers a moving exhibit on September 11, 2001, a replica Oval Office, and an interactive experience in presidential decision-making through the Decision Points Theater. The museum is also host to a variety of special exhibitions that delve deeply into unique topics and provide insights that only a presidential center can offer. Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Presidential Museum is a nonpartisan civic institution showcasing the timeless values of freedom, opportunity, accountability, and compassion.

Oval Office Photography

We are excited to announce that the Museum offers a unique photo opportunity inside the Oval Office! Visitors can sit behind the replica of the Resolute Desk and have their photo taken by a professional photographer. Individuals and group photo opportunities are available. Physical and/or digital options will be available to purchase at the Museum’s admissions desk.

Shopping

Bush Center Museum Store

Shop the Museum Store for unique gifts, souvenirs, apparel and books relating to the 43rd President and the U.S. presidency.

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Dining

Café 43

Plate of elegantly presented food.

Café 43 is open for lunch Monday through Friday and brunch and lunch on Saturday. Named in honor of the 43rd President of the United States, Café 43 is a full-service restaurant with a “local first, Texas second” menu.

Dining

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park

Mrs. Laura Bush walking through the native Texas park with friends.

The 14-acre Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park, free to all members of the community and open year-round from sunrise to sundown, invites visitors to explore a natural landscape in the heart of the city.

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Visiting the Museum

Know Before You Go

Bring Your Own Device
Visitors are encouraged to download the Bush Center app on their personal device (iTunes  •  Google Play) and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the exhibit(s).

Ticket Information and Entry Procedures
Timed entry tickets are recommended for entry and can be purchased online prior to arrival. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. However, we do not offer refunds. Please have your ticket(s) available (on your phone or printed) for entry.

Same-day reservations are permitted.

Guided tours are unavailable.

Visitors will pass through airport-type security and metal detectors. Visitors, as well as their belongings, are subject to inspection.  The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain 6-foot social distance during these procedures.

Bags and backpacks are not permitted.  Only one purse or diaper bag is allowed per person, and bags cannot be larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) in size.

Wheelchairs are available onsite.

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Visit the Permanent Exhibit

The permanent exhibit in The Boeing Company Exhibition Gallery at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum looks at the life and career of President George W. Bush. The exhibit brings the story of President and Mrs. Bush’s leadership to life for visitors by highlighting the principles they followed when making key decisions and by promoting an understanding of the Presidency, American history, and public policy.

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Four ladies sitting at the replica desk in the permanent exhibit.

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