Yorba Linda, California: Richard Nixon Museum and BirthplaceIn the museum, see the telephone Nixon used to call astronauts on the moon, and the helicopter he used to fly away from the presidency in disgrace. Also: the actual house in which he was born, a replica of the home office where he suffered the stroke that killed him, and his grave, along with that of First Lady Pat Nixon.
- 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA
- FROM EAST-WEST: Riverside Freeway [Hwy 91] to Imperial Hwy/Hwy 90 exit. North roughly two miles to Yorba Linda Blvd., then west to the Museum. FROM NORTH-SOUTH: Orange Freeway [Hwy 57] to Yorba Linda Blvd. exit. East roughly three miles to the Museum.
- M-Sa 10-5, Su 11-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $12.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Richard Nixon Museum and Birthplace
The Richard Nixon Museum has opened a new half-million-dollar permanent exhibit about Watergate. The National Archives assumed control of the Museum in 2007, and has gradually shifted the Museum's emphasis from Nixon cheerleading and apology to something closer to the truth (The new Watergate exhibit, for example, replaces an old, boring one that insisted that Nixon was "in no way connected" to the break-in).
It's a sad day for fans amused by historical sanitation, but there should still be a few laughs preserved. The Museum continues to display the Nixon Banishment Helicopter and the handgun given to Nixon by Elvis.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/02/2011]
We've always enjoyed visits to the Richard Nixon Library And Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California. Displays such as a replica of the Alger Hiss pumpkin, and headphones to listen to the "smoking gun" Watergate tape, appeal to Nixon geeks like us.... [01/13/2007] Complete News Story