Nixon Presidential Library – 28 JAN 2013

This was my second visit to the Nixon Library. The first time was over fifteen years ago, for a company event. I was still tinted by my hated of the man who escalated America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. I lived through Watergate and the 18 ½ minute gap, so I saw him as a liar and a cheat. The original library, run by his supporters, was an expected disappointment which glossed over the biggest scandal in American politics. 

But time has mellowed me and improved this museum. It is now run by the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) which means it has been revised to give a complete review of Nixions' political career. There is now a large display relating to Watergate and his Abuse of Government Power.
Nixon spoke with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their moonwalk.
Six-ton Sikorsy VH 3A “Sea King”
Another new addition is the Presidential Helicopter which you can walk through.
This was the helicopter he flew on August 9, 1974 when he resigned and flew from the South Lawn of the White House to Andrews Air Force Base.
Although you can take a tour of his boyhood home, the second story is no longer open to the public (NARA safety issue). 
Unique among historic homes, instead of possessing a few original items, nearly everything inside this house is from the Nixon homestead.

I can now recommend this as a museum worth visiting.