America’s most entertaining presidential museum is both a loving tribute to the U.S. president who grew up in Grand Rapids and a fascinating exploration of the turbulent times our country experienced during his lifetime. Interactive exhibits give visitors a visceral sense of Ford’s journey from boyhood to life after the White House, emphasizing the responsibilities of democratic citizenship and service to country. An on-site learning center provides classroom space for school field trips and day visits from other groups.

COVID Safety: At the present time, tickets to the Museum must be purchased online here. The Museum requires all visitors to wear a mask while visiting, regardless of vaccination status, and encourages visitors to maintain a social distance of six feet or more between households or groups. Groups are limited to six of fewer people. Food, water, bags and backpacks are not allowed, but each guest can bring in one purse or diaper bag. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility. Public and educational programs will remain virtual online experiences until further notice.

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  • 303 Pearl St. NW
  • (616) 254-0400

Experience America's most entertaining presidential museum. Attend a White House State Dinner, step inside the Oval Office, see the original Watergate burglar tools and Smithsonian-caliber changing exhibitions. President Ford and Betty B. Ford are buried on site.

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