Located less than 30 minutes north of the Disneyland Resort and situated on nine rolling acres, the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace offers visitors an insider’s glimpse into the events, people, and world that shaped, and were shaped by, the 37th president of the United States.
President Nixon and his family enjoyed a long friendship with Walt Disney, his wife, Lillian, and their two daughters, Diane and Sharon. In 1959, then-Vice President Nixon and his family helped Walt inaugurate the innovative Disneyland-Alweg Monorail system. A decade later, in March 1969, President Nixon posthumously awarded Walt the Congressional Gold Medal, presented to Lillian and family. He was also the first sitting commander in chief featured in The Hall of Presidents, the popular Magic Kingdom Park attraction that premiered with the opening of Walt Disney World Resort in 1971.
Now, D23 Members can explore the fascinating history and legacy of President Nixon when they receive a two-for-one ticket at the popular destination. Enjoy one complimentary Nixon Library admission when a second Nixon Library admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer is valid through December 31, 2012. Please present your D23 Membership card when purchasing tickets in person. The offer is exclusive to only the D23 cardholder and is good for one purchase.
The D23 ticket offer comes just in time for the return of one of the Library’s most popular events: the Holiday Festival of Trains (November 18-January 2). It’s an amazing and impressive collection of toy trains running in every direction on more than a mile of track through the Wild West, Roaring 20s, mountain passes, New York City, and a playful Santa’s Village.
From the humble farmhouse built by his father in 1912 to priceless gifts from heads of state to the peaceful memorials of President and Mrs. Nixon, the museum—with 22 galleries and beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens—traces the long road from Richard Nixon’s Yorba Linda boyhood to the Presidency and beyond.
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. It is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
The Museum nearly doubled in size with the opening of the Katherine B. Loker Center and Annenberg Court in 2005. At the center of the 47,000-square-foot expansion is a full-size replica of the elegant White House East Room, designed not only as a museum attraction but also as an unforgettable location for conferences, lectures, weddings, and charity galas. The Annenberg Court entrance pavilion and reception center provide a stately new entry to the museum featuring the presidential seal created via inlaid marble.