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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

816 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon, IL 61021-3646
+1 815-288-5176
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While Reagan only lived here for about 4 years (as his family lived in several houses in Dixon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nashrocks
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Chicago, Illinois
Pleasant side jaunt

I ended up here in Dixon by accident and went looking for something to do. The home is easy to... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
bLiselotte
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Palatine, Illinois
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816 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon, IL 61021-3646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While Reagan only lived here for about 4 years (as his family lived in several houses in Dixon), this was the one acquired when he became president in the 1980s. None of the furniture or items in the home are original to the Reagans because...More

1  Thank nashrocks
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I ended up here in Dixon by accident and went looking for something to do. The home is easy to find just off the main drag before hitting the river. Just follow the signs. Once there the house next door is were you get the...More

1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, lived in his family home at 816 South Hennepin Avenue in Dixon for only fours from 1920 to 1924. But he later said that Dixon "was the life that has shaped my body and mind for...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

To tour this home, and the visitor's center nest door, is to step back in time. I'm a history geek, and love old homes. I also happen to think Ronald Reagan was a fine human being. This house was lovingly and accurately restored (and that...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Walking into the childhood home of Ronald Reagan was a heartwarming experience. During such a terrible time of turmoil in our country, during this election year, it was comforting to feel connected to a former leader who loved and led our country with strength and...More

1  Thank sybil k
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Located off the beaten path. Visitor center next to the actual boyhood home. He only lived here three years. Neat place to visit. As of this writing tours are $5.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a fun little place to visit if you're interested in history. You have to take a one hour guided tour and they start on the half hour. There are a few rooms which are in good shape and the docent tells stories about...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A bit of a look into the President's childhood home. A small entrance fee. After watching a brief, interesting video in an adjacent home, visitors enter the boyhood home. We were greeted by a wonderful volunteer, David A., who was a wealth of information, making...More

Thank Mamamary1102
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Was very informational. Defiantly worth a visit with the family if your interested in history! Very small and very limited moving areas.

Thank kerrie19874
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very lovingly and accurately restored home of one of our greatest presidents. To see and hear about RR's humble beginnings makes him more impressive than ever. The docents were very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with questions. This is a must-see!

Thank HopDip
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