Field Trip Guide: Presidential Birthplaces, Houses, and Libraries


Field Trip Guide! Presidential Birthplaces, House, and Libraries

Click on any state to go to a list of the presidential destinations there.

Extra! For historic sites and more information listed by president, visit the Presidential Facts page here.

Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Massachusetts

Michigan
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York

North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee

Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington DC
Canada


Arkansas

The Clinton Center and Birthplace
117 South Hervey Street
Hope, Arkansas 71801
870-777-4455
www.clintonbirthplace.com
Built in 1917 this wood-frame house was William J. Clinton’s first home. After the death of his father three months before his birth in 1946, Clinton lived with his maternal grandparents until his mother’s remarriage in 1950.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
www.clintonpresidentialcenter.com
Housing the most comprehensive digital archive of presidential materials to date, the Clinton Presidential Center site includes the Presidential Library and Museum and the renovated Choctaw Station, built in 1899, home of the Clinton School of Public Service.


California

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, California 92880
714-993-3393
www.nixonlibrary.org
The twenty-two galleries of the museum memorialize Richard Nixon’s political career. Interactive video and touchscreen technology present the highlights and timeline of important events of his presidency, including the Watergate scandal. On the grounds are the gravesites of Mr. and Mrs. Nixon, which are surrounded by a beautiful English country garden, and the restored 1912 farmhouse where Nixon was born.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, California 93065
900-410-8354
www.reagan.utexas.edu
www.reaganfoundation.org
Housing a comprehensive collection of Ronald Reagan’s papers, photographs, video, audiotapes, and other film archives and related artifacts, the library also features temporary and permanent exhibits such as an exact replica of the Oval Office. A calendar of frequent special events can be found on the websites.


Florida

Harry S Truman Little White House Museum
111 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305-294-9911
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
President Truman frequently vacationed at this house where there are now two permanent exhibits featuring the “Harry Truman Story” and “The Florida Keys: Where Presidents Vacation.”


Georgia

FDR’s Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, Georgia 31830
706-655-5870
Historic Sites under www.gastateparks.org
The waters at Warm Springs provided relief to President Roosevelt’s health conditions, and he later died here in 1945 after suffering a fatal stroke. Carefully preserved, all furnishings are authentic and there are displays of memorabilia and films. Operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the site has plans for a new museum.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
404-331-3942
www.jimmycarterlibrary.org
The Jimmy Carter Library is a research facility and museum. Also on the grounds is the Carter Center, a non-governmental organization founded to improve peace and health in sixty-five countries.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
300 North Bond Street
Plains, Georgia 31780
229-824-4104
www.nps.gov/jica
Featured prominently in this collection of sites are the highlights of Plains, Georgia, where President Carter grew up—Plains High School, the Carter Boyhood Home, Plains Train Depot (the site of Carter’s campaign headquarters) and the current Carter residence, which is not open to the public.

Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
410 Seventh Street
Augusta, Georgia 30001
706-722-9828
One of two boyhood homes of President Wilson open to the public, this former Presbyterian manse shares the site with the boyhood home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar.
www.historicaugusta.org.


Illinois

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 South Eighth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217-494-4241
www.nps.gov/liho
Carefully restored to its 1860 appearance, the only home owned by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln is the centerpiece of a four block historic neighborhood where they lived until his election to the Presidency.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
800-610-2094 and 217-558-8844
www.alplm.org
Showcasing the 46,000-item collection of Lincoln memorabilia owned by the State of Illinois, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum also houses the Illinois State Historical Library.

The Lincoln College Collection
300 Keokuk Street
Lincoln, Illinois 62656
217-752-3155 ext. 295
www.lincolncollege.edu/museum
Many personal items are included in the documents, artifacts, and memorabilia in this collection willed to the college by Judge Stringer. Many later acquisitions have created a treasure for history buffs.

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
R.R. 1, Box 244A
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
217-632-4000
www.lincolnsnewsalem.com
Although most of the buildings are reconstructions of the homes, stores, school, mill and tavern that were part of Lincoln’s early adulthood, this 650-acre village gives visitors a real feeling of life in 1830’s Illinois. While he lived in New Salem, Lincoln clerked in the stores, split rails, served as postmaster and surveyor, and had other odd jobs.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
810 South Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61201
815-288-3404
www.ronaldreaganhome.com
Restored in 1980 to its 1920 appearance, this home was rented by the Reagan family during the President’s childhood and it is the only home mentioned in his autobiography, Where’s the Rest of Me?

Ronald Reagan Birthplace
111 South Main
Tampico, Illinois 61238
815-438-2130
www.ronaldreagantrail.net
Ronald Reagan was born in a second-floor apartment over a bakery. The apartment is open to the public and features furnishings authentic to the 1911 time period while the adjacent museum features photos and other memorabilia.

Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College
300 East College Avenue
Eureka, Illinois 61530
309-467-6407
www.eureka.edu/campus/museum.htm
President Reagan earned his college degree from Eureka College, and the campus museum dedicated to him chronologically exhibits approximately 2,000 items featuring his student life through the presidency. Outside the museum is The Ronald Reagan Peace Garden.

U. S. Grant Home
500 Bouthillier Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
815-777-3310
 www.illinoisadventuretv.org/index.asp?page=st&site=1170
This home was presented to the Grant family after the General’s impressive Civil War service and remained in the family until 1880. It has been faithfully restored with many original Grant family furnishings.


Indiana

Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion)
3 West Scott Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47501
812-882-2096
www.grouselandfoundation.org
This Federal style mansion was the home of William Henry Harrison for eight years in the early 19th century. Authentically furnished with many of Harrison’s own pieces, the house features distinctive curved walls, and a gallery of artifacts and exhibits about our ninth President.

President Benjamin Harrison Home
1230 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317-631-1888
www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org
This brick Italianate Victorian home figures prominently in Benjamin Harrison’s presidency. It was here that he learned of his nomination and, over the following weeks, spoke to over 300,000 people who marched to the home. He also learned here of his election to the Presidency. The home maintains many of Harrison’s own furnishings and the carriage house features an exhibit about the women’s suffrage movement.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Indiana Highway 162
Lincoln City, Indiana 47552
812-937-4541
www.nps.gov/libo
This park is the site of Lincoln’s home for fourteen years of his youth and contains a memorial to his beloved mother who died and is buried here. Adjacent to the park is the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, a reconstruction of an 1820’s homestead.


Iowa

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
West Branch, Iowa 52358
319-643-2541
www.nps.gov/heho
The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site features Hoover’s birthplace cottage and boyhood home, and the Presidential Library and Museum. The small frame schoolhouse where Hoover attended primary grades has been moved to the site—it was also used as a Friends meeting house and was attended by the Hoover family.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, Iowa 52358
319-643-5301
www.hoover.nara.gov
Not a library in the traditional sense, this library is a repository for Hoover’s papers and historical materials and is available only to scholars and researchers. The museum is devoted to Hoover’s life of public service.


Kansas

Eisenhower Center
200 S.E. 4th Street
Abilene, Kansas 67410
785-263-4751 or 877-745-4453
www.eisenhower.utexas.edu
www.dwightdeisenhower.com
Five buildings—the Family Home, Museum, Library, Place of Meditation, and Visitor Center—comprise the Eisenhower Center. Rich in family history, the Family Home was occupied by the Eisenhower family from 1898 to the death of Eisenhower’s mother in 1946, with the furnishings reflecting the many decades the family lived here. The Museum features temporary exhibits, the First Lady’s Gallery, the Military Gallery, and the Presidential Gallery. The Library houses twenty-two million pages and other materials and is open to researchers. The Place of Meditation is the final resting place of the President and his wife, Mamie.


Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
270-358-3137
www.nps.gov/abli
The Memorial Building houses a log cabin “symbolic of one in which Lincoln was born” on the site in which it is believed Lincoln was born. The Visitor Center enhances the exhibit with memorabilia of the Lincoln family and is adjacent to the Sinking Spring Farm purchased by Lincoln’s father in 1808.

Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home—Knob Creek Farm
7120 Bardstown Road
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
502-549-3741
www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org
The place of Lincoln’s earliest recollection, the log cabin is indicative of one that was home to the Lincoln family during Lincoln’s early youth.


Massachusetts

Adams National Historical Park

135 Adams Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
617-770-1175
www.nps.gov/adam
The Adams National Historical Park features a number of structures, including the birthplaces of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, and the Old House. The homes feature original furnishings and personal possessions of four generations of the Adams family. Also on the site is the still active United Parish Church which was partially financed by the Adams family and is the burial site of the second and sixth Presidents and their first ladies.

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum—Forbes Library
Route 9 at Route 66
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
413-587-1014
www.forbeslibrary.org
This library and museum houses all the Coolidge vice-presidential and presidential papers and thousands of pieces of related memorabilia.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
617-929-4500; 877-616-4599
www.jfklibrary.org
Established to advance the legacy of Kennedy’s life and career, the museum houses many themed exhibits, extensive documents, and audiovisual and documentary holdings for research and educational purposes.

John F. Kennedy National Historical Site
83 Beals Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
617-566-7937
www.nps.gov/jofi
Birthplace of the President, this home was been restored with many Kennedy family furnishings and household items. Also in the neighborhood are the Naples Road Residence (a private home, not open to the public), St. Aidan’s Catholic Church, and the Dexter School (known as the Edward Devotion School when Kennedy and his brother were students there.)


Michigan

Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
616-451-9263
www.ford.utexas.edu
Interactive with up-to-date technology, there are also traditional exhibits, temporary exhibits from the Smithsonian and other sources, which run the spectrum of Ford’s life and career, pop culture of the day and historical facets of other presidencies.

Gerald R. Ford Library
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48100
734-741-2218
www.ford.utexas.edu
This presidential library collects and preserves documents and other related media materials relating to the administration of President Ford.


Missouri

Hardscrabble Cabin at Grant’s Farm
10501 Gravois Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63123
314-843-1700
www.grantsfarm.com
Built by the President himself, this was home to the Grant family for a very short time. It is located on a 280-acre wildlife preserve owned by the Anheuser-Busch Company. Visitors to the farm can see an extensive wildlife collection as well as the carriage collection of the Busch family.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63123
314-842-3298
www.nps.gov/ulsg
Four of the five buildings at the historic site—the main house, stone building, chicken house, and ice house – have been restored to their 1875 appearance while the barn used as the museum is of 1868 vintage. The Grants considered the main house – White Haven – their home.

Harry S Truman National Historic Site
223 North Main Street
Independence, Missouri 64050
816-254-2720
www.nps.gov/hstr
This historic site is made up of a number of homes of President Truman and his family. The focal point is the Victorian home at 219 North Delaware Street which was his home from his marriage in 1919 until his death, and was known as the “Summer White House” during his presidency. Walking tours of the neighborhood are available and other homes significant to the President are featured.

Truman Presidential Museum & Library
500 West US Highway 24
Independence, Missouri 64050
800-833-1225
www.trumanlibrary.org
Truman’s presidential library houses over 15-million pages of documents, papers and books. The extensive audiovisual collection includes photos, film, and audio recordings. The President and his wife, Bess, are buried in the museum’s courtyard.

Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
1009 Truman
Lamar, Missouri 64759
417-682-2279
www.mostateparks.com
The birthplace and early childhood home of President Truman is furnished in the style of a typical home of the late nineteenth century.


New Hampshire

The Pierce Manse
14 Horse Shoe Pond Lane
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
603-224-5957
www.piercemanse.org
Home of New Hampshire’s only president, this Greek Revival house was the home of Franklin Pierce for six years in the mid-nineteenth century. It has been faithfully restored with many furnishings belonging to the family.

The Pierce Homestead
Route 31
Hillsborough, New Hampshire 03244
603-478-3165
www.franklinpierce.ws
Built by the President’s father, Governor Benjamin Pierce, this home was lived in by Franklin Pierce for thirty years. Elegant in its day, the house features imported wallpapers, hand-stenciled walls, furniture contemporary to its era, and even a ballroom!


New Jersey

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site
207 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
973-226-0001
www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/historic/grover_cleveland/gc_home.htm
The President was born in this house while his father was pastor of the nearby First Presbyterian Church. Open to the public, it is furnished faithful to 1837 and features some artifacts dating to the time of Cleveland’s occupancy.


New York

The Millard Fillmore House
24 Shearer Avenue
East Aurora, New York 14052
716-652-8875
www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/presidents/millard_fillmore_house.html
The first home of Millard Fillmore and his first wife was rescued from disrepair, relocated, and renovated by the artist Market Evans Price. Restored to its 1826 appearance, many of the Fillmore’s furnishings were found and returned to the house.

Millard Fillmore Log Cabin—Fillmore Glen State Park
1686 State Route 38
Moravia, New York 13118
315-497-0130
http://nyfalls.com/fillmoreglensp.html
Located in a state park with hiking trails and other activities is a replica of the birthplace of Millard Fillmore.

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Mount McGregor Road
Wilton, New York
518-587-8277
www.grantcottage.org/
http://nysparks.state.ny.us/sites/info.asp?siteID=11
While dying from throat cancer, President Grant lived in this cottage outside of Saratoga Springs during the summer of 1885. During this time, he struggled to complete his memoirs so that he could provide for his family after his death.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
1013 Old Post Road
Kinderhook, New York 12106
518-758-9689
www.nps.gov/mava
President Van Buren bought the estate he named Lindenwald in 1839 and lived there until his death in 1862.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
516-922-4447 or 516-922-4788
www.nps.gov/sahi
This home of President Teddy Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1916 served as the summer White House. Adjacent to the house is the Old Orchard Museum and a visitor center. Furnished as it was during Roosevelt’s lifetime, the emphasis of the exhibits is on the post-presidential period and his many hobbies and interests.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
28 East 20th Street
New York, New York 10003
212-260-1616
www.nps.gov/thrb
The site of Teddy Roosevelt’s birthplace and home for his first fourteen years contains a re-creation with an interesting history. The original New York brownstone was demolished to build a commercial building; then a group of prominent New York citizens purchased the commercial building and tore it down to rebuild Roosevelt’s boyhood home.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845-229-9115
www.nps.gov/elro
Dedicated to the First Lady, Val-Kill is truly Eleanor Roosevelt’s own. Built on the grounds of the Roosevelt estate, Eleanor spent weekends here during her husband’s presidency and returned to the cottage after his death.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845-229-8114
www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu
The first presidential library to be administered by the federal government was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction on the original family estate. The museum contains extensive displays on the lives and public service careers of both Franklin and Eleanor.

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845-229-9115
www.nps.gov/hofr
Springwood, the Roosevelt family’s estate, was donated to the American people by President Roosevelt. On the same grounds are the presidential library and Eleanor’s cottage, Val-Kill.

Grant’s Tomb

Riverside Drive at West 122nd Street
New York, New York
www.nps.gov/gegr
www.grantstomb.org
Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General, but a memorial to his life and accomplishments.


North Carolina

James K. Polk Memorial State Historic Site
308 S. Polk Street
Pineville, North Carolina 28134
704-889-7145
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us

Located on the birthplace site of President Polk, the attractions commemorate Polk’s presidency and life in North Carolina. The site is part of a parcel of land owned by Polk’s father, Samuel. The buildings are reconstructions and their furnishings are not original to the Polk family but are of the period.

Andrew Johnson Birthplace – Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
919-834-4844
www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_209_0_43/http%3B/
pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Leisure/Parks_and_Facilities/Mordecai_Historic_Park/Cat-Index.html
www.presidentialavenue.com/anj.cfm


The birthplace of Andrew Johnson is a late 18th-century structure which was a kitchen and residence behind the inn where his parents were employed.


Ohio

Grant Birthplace
US Route 52 and State Route 232
Point Pleasant, Ohio 45153
513-553-4911
www.ohiohistory.org/places/grantbir
A three-room cottage built in 1817, the birthplace of President Grant was restored and furnished with period pieces, some of which belonged to the Grant family. The structure had an interesting history traveling barges and trains on an extensive tour of the country.

Grant’s Boyhood Home
219 E. Grant Avenue
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
937-378-4222
www.usgrantboyhoodhome.org/granthome.htm
Built in 1823, this was the boyhood home of President Grant. The home is near the tannery Grant’s father built and two schoolhouses that Grant attended as a boy.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
513-684-3262
www.nps.gov/wiho
Restored to its original condition, the Taft house is the birthplace and boyhood home of the only person to serve as President and Chief Justice of the U.S. Adjacent to the house, is the Taft Education Center.

Warren G. Harding Home
380 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-387-9630
800-600-6894
www.ohiohistory.org
Restored and furnished with Harding family possessions, this is the home from which Harding launched himself to the White House with his “front porch” campaign.

Warren Harding Tomb
State Route 423 and Vernon Heights Boulevard
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-387-9630 and 1-800-600-6894 (toll free)
www.ohiohistory.org
The Harding Tomb is a circular monument of white Georgia marble containing the remains of President and Mrs. Harding. The monument, set in ten acres of landscaped grounds, is similar in appearance to a round Greek temple. The simple Doric features and spacious surroundings combine to create one of the most beautiful presidential memorials outside Washington, D. C.

William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.455.7043
www.mckinleymuseum.org
Using objects and images from the Museum’s vast collection, this gallery contains the largest collection of McKinley artifacts in the world and chronicles the life and career of our 25th President from his birth to his tragic death at the hands of an assassin.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
419-332-2081 or 800-998-7737
www.rbhayes.org
The first presidential center is located on part of the Hayes family estate and was the retirement home of the President and his wife, Lucy. On the grounds are his Victorian home with original family furnishings, the Hayes Museum and Library, and the burial site of Hayes and his wife.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060
440-255-8722
www.wrhs.org
www.nps.gov/jaga
Garfield bought this home to accommodate his large family, expanded it to twenty rooms and, after his death, his widow added the Memorial Library wing to house his papers. Nicknamed Lawnfield by the reporters who witnessed Garfield’s “front porch” campaign, the home was recently restored to the 1880-1904 time period and nearly all the artifacts are original to the Garfield family.

National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
40 North Main Street
Niles, Ohio 44446
330-652-1704
www.mckinley.lib.oh.us
The monument is constructed of Georgian marble with two lateral wings—one wing houses the public library called the McKinley Memorial Library, and the other wing houses the McKinley Museum and an auditorium. The Museum contains artifacts of the life and presidency of William McKinley.


Pennsylvania

Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
6235 Aughwick Road
Ft. Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224
717-485-3948
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateParks/parks/buchanansbirthplace.aspx
www.presidentialavenue.com/jb.cfm
A stone pyramid marks the site of the cabin where President James Buchanan was born – the cabin itself was moved to the grounds of Mercersburg Academy.

Wheatland

1120 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
717-392-8721
www.wheatland.org
Built in 1828, Wheatland was home to James Buchanan from 1848 to his death in 1868. Furnished with Buchanan’s original possessions and furnishings, the home once served as Buchanan’s campaign headquarters and the front porch was the site of his first campaign address.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
250 Eisenhower Farm Lane
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
717-338-9114
www.nps.gov/eise
Purchased by the Eisenhowers in 1950, this house was used as a weekend retreat during the Presidency and then as their retirement home. Nearly all the furnishings are original and the exhibits chronicle Eisenhower’s life from boyhood in Kansas through the war years and the years in the White House. Still a working farm, the home is adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield.


South Carolina

Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson State Park Road
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
803-285-3344
www.discoverSouthCarolina.com
Although Jackson’s exact birthplace is unknown, this state park on land once owned by Jackson’s uncle was created to honor President Jackson. A small museum focuses on Jackson’s boyhood and colonial life in South Carolina.

Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
Robert Mills Welcome Center
1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-252-1770, x24
www.historiccolumbia.org
This house was built by the Wilson family but was their home for only a short time. The focal point of the historic exhibits is the bed in which President Wilson was born in 1856.


Tennessee

The Hermitage
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
615-889-2941
www.thehermitage.com
Andrew Jackson built this beautiful Greek Revival mansion during his second term as President, but lived in a succession of homes on this property from 1804. It has been carefully restored to the period and completely furnished with original pieces and Jackson’s personal possessions.

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, Tennessee 37752
423-869-6235
www.lmunet.edu/museum
Situated on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University, this library and museum was created by a Civil War general who had been requested by Lincoln to “do something for the loyal people of East Tennessee” if either survived the war.

James K. Polk Ancestral Home
301 West Seventh Street
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
931-388-2354
www.jameskpolk.com
The only surviving home of President Polk, this was home to the young Polk after his college graduation until his marriage. Exhibits in the outbuildings feature memorabilia from Polk’s presidential campaign and his years in the White House, in addition to formal gardens and other features.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

101 N. College Street
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743
423-638-3551
www.nps.gov/anjo
Two of Johnson’s homes and other related buildings are open to the public along with a visitor center. Nearby is the cemetery where Johnson and his wife are interred.

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library
Old College—Tusculum College
Route 107
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743
423-636-7348
www.tusculum.edu
http://ajmuseum.tusculum.edu/
President Andrew Johnson spent most of his adult life in Greeneville and, although never a student at the college, was active on its Board. The museum and library exhibits family and political memorabilia along with Johnson’s personal library.


Texas

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Site
600 South Lamar Avenue
Denison, Texas 75020
903-465-8908
www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_eisenhower.aspx?Site=Eisenhower
The birthplace of President Eisenhower, furnished with period furniture, is the centerpiece of this ten acre park with hiking trails and picnic areas.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-747-6660
www.jfk.org
Located on the sixth floor of the former Texas Book Repository, this museum is devoted to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77845
979-260-9552
bushlibrary.tamu.edu/
The Bush library is an academic research institution and is part of the Texas A&M Campus. The museum has extensive exhibits devoted to Bush’s life of public service and his presidency.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705
512-916-5137
www.lbjlib.utexas.edu
The Johnson Library is a research facility with 46 million pages of documents from Johnson’s political career. In addition, there are photos and other media available for research. The museum exhibits a wide range of items related to the life and presidency of LBJ.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
U.S. Highway 290 between Stonewall and Johnson City
Stonewall, Texas 78671
830-644-2252
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lyndon_b_johnson/
This historic site features a visitor center, the Behrens Cabin and the living history center, The Sauer-Beckmann Farm.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
100 Ladybird Lane
Johnson City, Texas 78636
830-868-7128
www.nps.gov/lyjo
Comprised of the Johnson City District and the LBJ Ranch, the park provides a complete look at Johnson’s life—his birth and childhood, his political life, retirement, and his final resting place.

George W. Bush Presidential Library
Southern Methodist University
Address – tbd
Dallas, Texas
Phone – tbd
Website -- tbd
The George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has chosen Southern Methodist University in Dallas as the site of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, consisting of a library, museum and institute.


Vermont

President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site
Off Route 36 or 108
Fairfield, Vermont 05455
802-828-3051
www.historicvermont.org/sites/html/arthur.html


A recreation of the childhood home of President Arthur, a pictorial exhibit offers an insight into Arthur’s early life.

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
VT 100A, six miles south of U.S. 4
Plymouth Notch, Vermont 05056
802-672-3773
www.historicvermont.org/coolidge/


Set in the Vermont Hills, the town of Plymouth Notch is a historic district featuring a cluster of buildings including the birthplace and early home of President Coolidge, a community dance hall that once served as the summer White House, and other exhibits relating to his life and presidency.


Virginia

George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Route 3 East at Ferry Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
540-373-3381
www.kenmore.org
The childhood home of our first President, Washington inherited the property upon the death of his father. It is the site of the famous cherry tree legend.

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
908 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
540-654-1043
www.umw.edu/jamesmonroemuseum
The museum is dedicated to the study and presentation of the social, political, and intellectual influences of Monroe and is situated on land that was the sight of Monroe’s law office. The library holds the collection of thousands of historical papers and other items available for research.

Mount Vernon
George Washington Parkway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org
Washington’s home for 45 years, he inherited the estate and enlarged both the house and the acreage over the years. The house and outbuildings have been restored to their appearance in 1799, the year Washington died. His tomb is also on the property.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
1732 Popes Creek Road
Washington’s Birthplace, Virginia 22443
804-224-1732
www.nps.gov/gewa
At this birthplace and earliest childhood home of Washington, the visitor can experience the recreation of an 18th century colonial plantation. It is decorated with period furniture, including a table thought to be original to the Washington family. Also on site is a cemetery where many of Washington’s family lie interred.

Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030
804-829-6018 or 888-466-6018
www.berkeleyplantation.com
The birthplace of our ninth president, William Henry Harrison, and his father, Benjamin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this house is also the site of the country’s first Thanksgiving.

Sherwood Forest Plantation
14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Charles City, Virginia 23030
804-829-5377
www.sherwoodforest.org
The longest frame house in America, President Tyler bought this house in 1842 and lived there until his death. It has been continually owned by the Tyler family, but is open to the public.

Ash Lawn – Highland
1000 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
434-293-9539
www.ashlawnhighland.org
Home of President Monroe from 1799 to 1823, the property showcases a variety of furnishings and decorative items from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Monticello, the Home of Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Route 53
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
434-894-9822
www.monticello.org
Filled with new ideas about architecture after years abroad, Jefferson designed this beautiful example of Roman neoclassicism. Filled with Jefferson’s innovations, it is the only house in the U.S. on the United Nation’s World Heritage List of international treasures.

James Madison’s Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, Virginia 22957
540-672-2728
www.montpelier.org
Madison’s lifelong home, the house was built by Madison’s father and significantly enlarged by later owners. Madison is buried on the grounds of the estate.

Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace
18-24 North Coalter Street
Staunton, Virginia 24402
540-885-0897
www.woodrowwilson.org
President Wilson was born in 1856 in this house that was formerly a Presbyterian manse,. The museum features exhibits on Wilson’s life and career and there is a research library on site.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Route 661
Forest, Virginia 24551
434-525-1806
www.poplarforest.org
Poplar Forest is a beautifully-designed Palladian villa that Jefferson intended for his use after his retirement. The original was damaged by fire in 1845; however, it is being carefully restored.

Tuckahoe Plantation
12601 River Road
Richmond, Virginia 23233
804-784-5736
www.historictuckahoe.com
The boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, this plantation is the finest existing example of an early 18th century plantation and the only remaining Randolph home found on its original site. A private home, it is open by appointment only.


Washington, DC

Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-387-4062
www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org
The only presidential museum in Washington D.C., this is the retirement home and final home of President Wilson. Remodeled by the President and his wife, the interior has been carefully preserved with authentic furnishings—an excellent example of American life in the 1920s.

The Stephen Decatur House Museum
748 Jackson Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-842-0920
www.decaturhouse.org
A significant example of early-American original architecture, this house has been the home of many of America’s leaders, including Martin Van Buren.

Ford’s Theater National Historic Site
511 10th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
202-426-6924
www.fordstheatre.org
The site of the first presidential assassination, Ford’s Theatre is still a working theater. In addition, the Petersen Boarding House across the street, the site of Lincoln’s death, is open for visitors.

President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home
Armed Forces Retirement Home campus
3700 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400
202-829-0436
www.lincolncottage.org
Located on a picturesque hilltop in Washington, DC, President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864.


Canada

The Roosevelt Cottage
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
459 Route 774
Welshpool, New Brunswick, Canada E5E 1A4
506-752-2922
www.fdr.net
Campobello was the family retreat of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The park features many natural resources and opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing.