Tampico, Illinois: Birthplace of Ronald Reagan

Reagan lived in this red brick upstairs apartment for his all-important first three years. See the room where The Gipper was born, and pose with your feet on the "Reagan Stept Here" rug (he really did). Birthplace sign on exterior wall.

Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Museum

Address:
111 S. Main St., Tampico, IL
Directions:
Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Museum. Downtown. On Hwy 172/Main St. just south of Market St.
Phone:
815-438-2130
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Birthplace of Ronald Reagan

Tampico is the Birthplace of Ronald Reagan.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 08/21/2020]

Hard to guess what policy ideas germinated in young Ronnie during his first three years of life, but we see a small business, a cell for hooligans, and a Mad Max tractor.

Birthplace of Ronald Reagan

The birthplace of Ronald Reagan, this town of 800 boasts a Reagan museum, Reagan park and a hair stylist place called "Hair Force One."

[Steven Cook, 10/30/2004]
Birthplace of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan lived here for all of 3 months after he was born, but for all the fanfare, you'd never know it. The Ronald Reagan Birthplace Museum is in a storefront beneath the actual birthplace, and has a collection of movie posters and other Reagan-related memorabilia. There are small dishes of free jellybeans scattered around, which I thought was a nice touch. There's not much else to see here, although the diner down the street has great pie.

[Michelle Lin, 08/04/2001]
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