Reagan Boyhood Home.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

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Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan moved to Dixon with his parents when he was nine. A life-size sculpture of Reagan stands outside of his boyhood home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. In 2007 a second statue was unveiled here, nine feet tall, of Reagan on horseback, modeled from photos taken on the day in 1950 when he rode into Dixon during the town's "Injun Summer Days." The new statue stands in a park where Hennepin Ave. -- also named Reagan Way -- meets the Rock River (Reagan later claimed that he had saved 77 lives as a Rock River lifeguard).

Other Reagan shrines in Dixon include his elementary school (now the Northwest Territory Historic Center) and the church where he was baptized and taught Sunday school.

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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Address:
816 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, IL
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-4, Su 1-4. Open Presidents Day. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
815-288-5176
Admission:
Adults $7, 8-12 $3, vets and townspeople $5
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