Vice-President and Mrs. Bush enjoy some early morning fun with their grandchildren (l to r Pierce, Barbara, Jenna, Marshall, Margaret Bush, Jeb Jr., Sam), Walker's Point, Kennebunkport, ME, 22 August 1987. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum


March 06, 2019 to October 06, 2019
12:00 AM


George W. Bush Presidential Center View map
2943 SMU Boulevard,


March 6–October 6

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will present a special exhibit exploring presidential retreats. These four featured retreats – Camp David in Frederick County, MD, Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, TX, LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX, and Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, ME – will be highlighted in-depth revealing how U.S. presidents have used these special places for work, rejuvenation, and rest. The exhibit will also explore other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago.

The hidden historic roles of presidential retreats will include stories of the presidents and first ladies’ daily lives, hobbies, sports, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Visitors will learn about the specific initiatives, challenges, and accomplishments that made each retreat iconic as well as the intimate family memories that endear these unique locations to their occupants. This also includes the Bush family’s use of presidential spaces – for weddings, holidays and more.

$16 general admission; free for members and children 4 and under; discounts for military, seniors, students and youth.
Open Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday noon–5pm.