All Aboard, America! Trains at the Nixon Library



All Aboard, America! Trains at the Nixon Library


November 19, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hark the Herald, Angels Sing… all across the Heartland!

Explore the special Christmas display, All-Aboard America! featuring four spectacular layouts of model trains whistling over bridges, through snow-capped mountains and stopping in miniature towns and cities.

NEW THIS YEAR: Enjoy a 20-foot tall Nixon White House Christmas tree — decked out in red, white and blue.

The showcase reflects President Nixon’s love of trains that began in his Yorba Linda childhood. In his Memoirs, he recalled, “In the daytime, I could see the smoke from the steam engines. Sometimes at night, I was awakened by the whistle of a train and then I dreamed of the far-off places I wanted to visit someday.”



Hours and Admission

The Nixon Library is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission prices from November 19, 2018, through January 6, 2019:

Adults: $21
Seniors (62+): $17
High School and College Students w/ ID: $15
Retired Military: $15
Active Military: Free
Children (5-11): $11
Children (4 and under): Free

President’s Society Members – Complimentary during the Holiday Season
Associate Club Members and all Presidential library members $5 surcharge per person
Free days for Associate Club Members: Wednesday, November 28; Monday, December 3; Tuesday, December 18


Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

We’re keeping the Nixon Library open late! December 5th, 12th and 19th

Special Candlelight Evenings will celebrate First Lady Pat Nixon’s love of Christmas and the holiday traditions she inspired at the White House. Every Wednesday evening from November 29 through December 27, the Nixon Library will open its doors after hours for photos with Santa, live musical entertainment in the magnificent White House East Room, holiday crafts and cookie decorating for kids, hot cocoa, and opportunities to explore the Nixon Library’s new award-winning museum galleries.

Click here to purchase tickets for our Candlelight Evenings.


Trains at the Nixon Library