Sep 23 - Oct 06

Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House


From March 6 to October 6, 2019, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present a special exhibit exploring presidential retreats. Four featured retreats – Camp David in Frederick County, MD, Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, TX, LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX, and Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, ME – will be highlighted in-depth revealing how U.S. presidents have used these special places for work, rejuvenation, and rest. The exhibit will also explore other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. The hidden historic roles of presidential retreats will include stories of the presidents and first ladies' daily lives, hobbies, sports, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Visitors will learn about the specific initiatives, challenges, and accomplishments that made each retreat iconic as well as the intimate family memories that endear these unique locations to their occupants. Photo of Prairie Chapel Ranch by Wyman Meinzer. 


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George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
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Upcoming Dates & Times

All Day Daily through Oct 6
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Adults: $21; Children 4 and under: Free; Other Discounts Offered