Dixon, Illinois: Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
- 816 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, IL
- Reagan Boyhood Home. I-88 Dixon exit. North on Hwy 26 into town. Left onto 3rd St. for one block, then right onto Hennepin Ave./Reagan Way.
- April-October: M-Sa 10 am - 4 pm, Su 1 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Restored to the way it looked in 1920, when nine-year-old Ronnie moved in with his family. See the bedroom of a future President! Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
This is the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, or actually, one of several. His family lived at several locations in Dixon. This one is done up to look as it was. Pennants are even on the wall in his room symbolizing his life.[Steven Cook, 11/08/2004]
The "Reagan Way" sign explains that Hennepin Avenue was often walked by the young RR to get to downtown Dixon. Landmarks along the road -- Ronnie's grade school, library, historical museum, and church -- played a vital role in the development of his character.