The Museum and the Museum Store are open. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at Visit the Museum.
Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday Noon – 5 PM.
For school visit information email:Fieldtrip.  For adult tour information email: Group Visits. Check our calendar for all upcoming programs and events.

  The research room at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is now 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 ford.library@nara.gov. For additional information about scheduling and planning a research visit, please refer to Reopening of the Ford Library Research Room. See also the Researcher News Notes for information about upcoming holiday closures.
The Library's exhibit spaces are now 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 refer to Reopening of the 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 - NEW!

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.

Upcoming Temporary Exhibit

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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Express

Celebrate the holiday season with a train display that includes many nods to Gerald R. Ford’s life in Grand Rapids, including South High School, Bill’s Place Diner, and the Quonset Hut used in his congressional campaign. New in 2022 is a replica of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Opens November 19, 2022

Feature Exhibit

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Exploring Wategate

The Watergate break-in on June 17, 1972, forever changed politics, the media, and Americans’ views of the Presidency. This exhibit explores the events of Watergate using a range of artifacts, including courtroom sketches and one of President Nixon’s tape recorders.

October 2022 - October 2024

Upcoming Events at the Museum


Date Time Event
December 4, 2022
2 PM Holiday Story Time
December 7, 2022 7 PM Becoming FDR
with Jonathan Darman
 
December 11, 2022 2 PM Holiday Story Time
December 13, 2022 7 PM Watergate: When the Seventies Really Began
with H.W. Brands

Library - Exhibits and Events

Google Streetview: Explore the Library

Temporary Exhibit

Ford and football team Gerald Ford: A Sporting Life

Now on display

Upcoming Events at the Library


Date Time Event
November 10 Noon

Gerald R. Ford in the U.S. Navy
A discussion with the archivist - bring your own lunch