Presidential Destinations

From towering mansions to simple farmhouses to interactive museum experiences, these sites chronicle the achievements of some of the greatest American presidents.
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Mount Rushmore (Keystone, SD)

You can't get more presidential than Mount Rushmore. This national memorial in South Dakota features the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

State Capitol Rotunda (Denver, CO)

The rotunda of the state capitol building in Denver features portraits of all the U.S. presidents.

Greenbrier Resort (White Sulpher Springs, WV)

The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia has played host to 26 U.S. presidents. The last president to stay at the resort during his presidency was Dwight Eisenhower.

Mount Vernon (Mt. Vernon, VA)

"America's smallest parade," featured here, takes place at historic Mount Vernon, Virginia near Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (Springfield, IL)

Take a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (Washington, DC)

President Clinton touches the statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's dog, Fala, as he and first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, view the FDR memorial. The memorial places Roosevelt, the country's 32nd president, alongside giants of U.S. history, Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson with monuments in the heart of the capital.

Harry S. Truman's Farmhouse Sitting Room (Independence, MO)

This humble sitting room is from the farmhouse of President Harry S. Truman, located in Independence, Missouri.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Childhood Home (Denison,TX)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, born in this house in Denison, TX, rose from modest roots to become Supreme Commander of all Allied forces during World War II and US president from 1953 to 1961.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Simi Valley, CA)

Nancy Reagan touches the grave marker of her husband, Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, on June 5, 2005, the one-year anniversary of his death.

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)

Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia, was designed by Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States.

Adams Tomb (Quincy, MA)

The tomb of John Adams, second president of the United States, is located at the same site as his son, John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, and their wives, at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated in 1979, is located on Columbia Point in Boston, Massachusetts. The building is the official repository for the original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration.

Montpelier (Orange, VA)

Montpelier, located near Orange, Virginia, was a large tobacco plantation and estate of the prominent Madison family of Virginia planters, including James Madison, fourth president of the United States.

George H.W. Bush Library (College Station, TX)

Four U.S. presidents pose inside the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, TX, on November 6, 1997. Shown (L-R) are Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock, AR)

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, includes an exhibit area featuring an exact replica of the Oval Office in the White House.