• Gerald Ford Presidential Museum - Grand Rapids, Michigan

      Roadtrip Attraction
      The official museum celebrating the life of the 38th President of the United States. Exhibits focus on everything from Gerald Ford's life growing up in Grand Rapids, to becoming the only President in history ever to take office without being elected as either President or Vice President. There are also features about First Lady Betty Ford. The President and Mrs. Ford are both buried on the Museum Grounds.

      Photo by Michael Roth

      If you go:
      Unlike most presidential museums, you won't find the official White House papers from the Ford Administration here. The Ford Presidential Library is located 130 miles away on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


      303 Pearl Street NW
      Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-5353 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Gerald R. Ford Museum
      +1 (616) 254-0400

      Gerald R. Ford Library
      +1 (734) 205-0555