Gerald R. Ford Presidential LibraryCurrently Closed
- Address: 1000 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbour, MI 48109, 48109, Ann Arbor, United States
- Timings: 08:45 am - 04:45 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:45 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Community And Government, Libraries
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum preserves archives related to political affairs during the Cold War period, domestic issues, foreign relations, and history and is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's presidential library system. The place is open to anyone- students, researchers, journalists, scholars, media people, government officials and any other person from any nationality. Built from the presidential donations of Gerald R Ford, the library and museum were built in 1981. This donation includes White House Staff papers from 1974 to 1977, research interview papers, federal records, documents, film, audio files, photographs (450,000 of them!) and more than 3500 hours of the video collection.
The museum itself is a fascination addition to the library and has a collection of permanent exhibits that reflect the lives of President Ford and the First lady.
If you are a history geek or simply want to see some of the most detailed files about America’s history, this place will keep you busy for hours!
Entrance Ticket Details For Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
- Call up the place for admission and access rates to the Library.
Museum Admission Fee:
- USD 8.00 for adults
- USD 7.00 for senior citizens and military service members.
- USD 6.00 for college students with ID
- USD 4.00 for youth ages 6-18
- Free for children under the age of 5.
- Free parking is available.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Hours
- Monday - Friday: 8.45 am to 4.45 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed
- Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
How to Reach Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
- By Bus: Ford Presidential Library
- By Taxi
- On foot
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Reviews & Ratings
My car had a flat tire near fuller and glazier and I pulled in lot off Beal st. To get out of the way of traffic not knowing it wasn’t university property. Changed the tire in a parking spot and was in the mostly empty lot all of 4 minutes. Then I said oh I should visit this place. Well as I pull out (that’s how fast I was) a crazy security guard runs out and she says we were about to ticket and tow your car. EXCUSE ME?? It was an emergency and i was in your empty parking lot for 3 minutes!!!! Trash
Not President Ford's museum, but the library. Does have some artifacts in the foyer which were very interesting. Worth stopping to check out.
This is a library not a museum, although it has some small exhibits. Unlike every other President, Ford split his museum and library apart by 150 miles. For a completionist like me this is very annoying! Staff were helpful. Clean facilities. Beautiful courtyard but there's really not a lot here and unless you're looking to do all the libraries and museums I wouldn't bother coming here, unless you're looking to do research which they have huge resources for, I believe! Parking is free.
A Presidential LIBRARY. Remember that the President Form MUSEUM is not here; it's in Grand Rapids MI. Most people assume the two facilities are co-located, and Ford's are not. As a Presidential library, this is a great facility with material, research rooms, and related space; BUT it also has some conference and meeting rooms, and there's a small amount of view-able, "museum-like" material as well. A Presidential library a lot like Ford himself: low-key and functional but with some nice touches that enhance things.
This was great as a short stop while in town for another reason. The facility was clean, accessible, and interesting. Lots of documents and small exhibits that were really interesting to look over. If you're interested in history at all, I would definitely recommend planning an hour to visit.