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Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats

Come and discover the history behind different presidential retreats like Camp David and Walker's Point!

Open March 6 - October 6, 2019

 Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House, open 3/6/19 - 10/6/19


The George W. Bush Presidential Center announces a new special exhibit, giving visitors an inside look at different presidential retreats such as Camp David, Prairie Chapel Ranch, LBJ Ranch, and Walker's Point. 

Running through October 6, Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats showcases presidential retreats as a mixture of traveling White House, diplomacy, and attempts at relaxation.  As you step inside the exhibit, you will feel as though you've stepped into each of our featured retreats landscapes.


"We are excited to show our  visitors a glimpse into the lives of our presidents and how they used Camp David and their personal retreats to get away, if only temporarily, from the demands of the White House," said Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. "But of course, the responsibilities of the office follow them wherever they go. So our visitors will also learn how our presidents have used these retreats as sites for international diplomacy."


Buy your tickets today for this interesting and enlightening exhibit.

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