About the Gerald R. Ford Museum


Gerald R. Ford Museum

Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353

Telephone: (616) 254-0400
Fax: (616) 254-0386

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Open daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Admission:
$7.00 for adults
$6.00 for senior citizens and military service members
$5.00 for college students with ID
$3.00 for youth ages 6-18
Free for children under the age of 5

Free parking is available.


The core of the Museum's program are the permanent exhibits, which highlight of the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. Galleries include:

Temporary exhibits draw from the rich holdings of the entire Presidential libraries system, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, and others.

The Museum also organizes special events, hosts naturalization ceremonies for new citizens, and opens the grounds to the community festivities and fireworks on the Fourth of July.

The Museum Store sells items relating to President and Mrs. Ford and other Presidents and First Ladies, along with other souvenirs.

Where the Ford Library offers an analytic approach to our past and our government, the museum provokes emotions that stimulate learning, reflection, and a sense of democratic citizenship. For visitors, the presidency is theirs to see and touch (almost), to use, and to hold accountable.

The Ford Presidential Museum opened in September 1981. It is part of the Presidential Libraries system of the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. Unlike other Presidential libraries, the Ford Museum is in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the Library is in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The library and museum are a single institution sharing one director.