Visitors to the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum begin their tour in the auditorium, which shows vintage campaign films, news footage, and historically significant television appearances by President Nixon.
Visitors then proceed to the permanent galleries. These galleries were inherited by the federal government in 2007 from the private foundation that used to control the Nixon library. They display images, video, and artifacts related to President Nixon's career, family life, and service as president. Among the featured exhibits are:
As the National Archives, which now controls these exhibits, creates a federal, nonpartisan center for the study of President Nixon's life and times and of the American presidency, we will be introducing many changes to these galleries. Over the next several years, a nonpartisan, interactive, digital, and self-curated museum will materialize in these spaces.
Visitors are also invited to see the special exhibit galleries, which show a variety of rotating exhibits related to our mission as a national institution and local landmark.