The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum





40 Presidential Drive                                                                  

Simi Valley, CA  93065

(800) 410-8354



Significant Dates


Ground breaking              November 21, 1988

Dedication                      November 4, 1991


Original Building


Architect                         The Stubbins Associates, Boston, MA

Style                               Spanish mission, with red tile roof and central courtyard

General Contractor            Peck/Jones, Los Angeles, CA

Size                                150,000 square feet total

Cost                                $40.4 million (construction contract)

$57 million total

Fundraising and

construction                    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation




Ventura County:                Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks, CA

Site:                                29 acre campus on 100 acres

Donated by:                      Blakeley-Swartz development partnership




Museum hours                 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day


Museum admission            $15.00 - Adults, age 16 to 61

$12.00 - Senior citizens, 62 and over

$9.00 – Children, 11-17

Free - Children, under 11


Research Room:              Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm

                                                Closed on Federal holidays

Library Holdings


Records/Papers               63.6 million pages (25,677 feet)


Audiovisual                     1,623,000 still photographs

670,000 feet of motion picture film

20,500 video tapes

25,500 audio recordings


Gifts/Artifacts                  62,317 objects


Printed Material               16,000 volumes of books

58,000 serials and other items



Storage Conditions


Records                           Temp. (70º) and humidity (45%) control


Audiovisual                     Cold storage (62º and 35º) for negatives

                                      and motion picture film prints


Museum                          Special museum object storage units for

                                      general conservation and earthquake protection


Library Operations


The Library is a federal government historical research facility and public museum.  It is one of twelve presidential libraries and one presidential project operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.


The Library shares the campus space with the offices of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.                                                                      rev 10/11