Museum Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday Noon - 5 PM.

Purchase tickets online.
For school visit information email: Fieldtrip.  For adult tour information email: Group Visits.

  The research room at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is open to researchers by appointment only on Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to
For additional information about scheduling and planning a research visit, please refer to the Ford Library Research Room Procedures.
The Library's exhibit spaces are open to the public, Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For additional information about planning a visit, please see Ford Library Lobby and Exhibit Spaces.
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Welcome to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum Website

Museum - Exhibits and Events

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Tour the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum's Permanent Exhibit

Current Online Exhibit

President Ford campaigning

1976 Presidential Election provides information on the 1976 presidential election, focusing on the 1976 Republican primary race. It highlights the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. These resources include documents found in the records of the President Ford Committee (which managed the President's election activity), the textual collections of key individuals, and media resources.

Feature Exhibit


A Heartbeat Away: The American Vice-Presidency

This original temporary exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of Gerald R. Ford’s Vice-Presidency. With Ford as a starting point, the exhibit explores the history of the office from the nation’s founding to the present moment. Using historic artifacts including head of state gifts, campaign memorabilia, and personal materials, the exhibit highlights the stories and experiences of specific Vice Presidents, focusing on those who—like Ford—unexpectedly rose to the Presidency.

August 9, 2023 - June 9, 2024 

Upcoming Events at the Museum

Date Time Event
June 24, 2023 10:30AM Story Time
July 22, 2023 2PM Story Time
Aug 19, 2023 2PM Story Time

Library - Exhibits and Events

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Upcoming Events at the Library

Date Time Event

Check back for upcoming events.