Visiting The Reagan Ranch Center Galleries & Exhibits
President Reagan’s home for 25 years and the Western White House during the height of the Cold War, the Reagan Ranch embodies the life and ideas of Ronald Reagan. In the spring of 1998, Young America’s Foundation stepped forward to save the Reagan Ranch; eight years later, in June 2006, the Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara opened its doors. This Schoolhouse for Reaganism serves as an important complement to the Ranch itself.
Since our doors opened in 2006, we have welcomed thousands of visitors from around the world to view our state-of-the-art exhibits. We hope to see you soon! For information about visiting, please see common questions below. If you have additional questions, please call us at (888) USA-1776.
We reserve the right to refuse service to any group or individual not adhering to Gallery policies.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Reagan Ranch Center Exhibit Galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Please note: we are closed on most federal holidays, please call in advance of your visit).
A docent will be ready to guide you around the gallery and you are welcome to tour at your own pace.
Our address is:
217 State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101 (located right next to the train station).
Although we do not have our own parking lot, a city owned parking lot is located directly in front of our building. Parking is free for the first 75 minutes, then $1.50 per hour after that.
Over six hours of dynamic multimedia exhibits provide access to exclusive speeches, interviews, radio addresses, and original video presentations. The center piece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long interact “timeline table” that gives users the ability to explore the “Western White House” during the 1980s.
The galleries also feature several unique collections on display, including the Lorraine Wagner Letter Collection, a nearly 300-piece collection of letters written by Ronald Reagan over a 50-year period and the Russell D. Sibert Collection, featuring rare Reagan-related memorabilia such as campaign buttons, posters, and commemorative items.
A massive 5,000 pound section of the Berlin Wall–torn down 20 years ago–greets visitors as they arrive at the Reagan Ranch Center, reminding the world of Ronald Reagan’s role in eliminating this assault on human dignity and freedom. The president’s famous blue Jeep Scrambler, complete with “Gipper” license plate sits in the Center of the galler, flanked by a selection of his favorite books, an original saddle, and chainsaw owned and used by President Reagan.
Yes! The Reagan Ranch Center is designed to engage visitors of all ages and we have a gallery guide for younger children to help guide them around the exhibits.
Admission to the Reagan Ranch Center is FREE!
Young America’s Foundation is grateful to the thousands of supporters and volunteers who make the galleries available for public visitation.
Young America’s Foundation stepped forward to save the Reagan Ranch with the primary goal of using it to inspire the next generation of conservative leaders for our country. The Ranch is an important component of the Foundation’s broader mission to “ensure that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of limited government, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and traditional values.”
In keeping with our mission, students who participate in select Reagan Ranch programs have the opportunity to tour Rancho del Cielo. We also host Reagan scholars, Reagan administration officials, members of the media, and leaders of the Conservative Movement whenever possible.
As stakeholders in our mission, members of Young America’s Foundation’s President’s Club and Rawhide Circle are also extended an invitation to tour the Ranch by appointment.
For more information about how we use the Ranch, please call us at (805) 957-1980.
The Reagan Ranch Center is open to the public because of the hard work of our docent team, who work tirelessly to share the story of Rancho del Cielo with thousands of visitors each year. If you would like to join our team as a volunteer docent, please call us at (805) 957-1980.
Support our mission
Young America’s Foundation is completely funded by private donations from patriots from across the country and the world who admire Ronald Reagan and want to pass on the lessons of his leadership to future generations. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at (800) USA-1776 or click here.