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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Ronald Reagan accomplished many great things while in office—and he did so far outside of the Oval Office. President Reagan's vision of face-to-face diplomacy was paramount in his achievements in promoting peace and democracy around the globe.

When you visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, you will step aboard the same Air Force One that flew President Reagan more than 660,000 miles—to twenty-six foreign countries and forty-six of the United States—and you will learn how he changed the face of global diplomacy.

This Flying White House, tail number 27000, served seven U.S presidents from 1973 to 2001, including Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. For Ronald Reagan, this was the plane in which he wrote by hand many of his speeches, signed important legislation, and even officially started the Daytona Beach, Florida, NASCAR race via phone.

But the Air Force One Pavilion is about more than just President Reagan's plane. View one of his presidential limousines and Secret Service Suburbans as part of an exhibit on presidential motorcades. Tour an actual Marine One helicopter that flew President Lyndon Johnson. Experience the actual Irish pub from Ballyporeen, Ireland, that Ronald Reagan visited on a diplomatic trip in 1984; it now sits within the Pavilion and serves as the Library's snack shop. Explore a 120' mural that represents all twenty-two aircraft that have ever flown a U.S. president.

The Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Library is one of Southern California's must-see destinations!

 


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