The kitchen features a zinc sink (it was easy to mold, didn’t rust, and was cheaper). The icebox in the corner was used to keep milk and butter cold. Ronald and his brother would have the task of emptying the drip tray each day.

Kitchen of the Reagan house in Dixon, ILKitchen of Ronald Reagan house in Dixon, IL
When Reagan came back to his boyhood home for an anniversary dinner, he sat in the chair in front of the china cabinet. Ronald’s chef brought with his own plates, however, he wanted to eat off the plates at the house. Staff later marked the plate which he ate off (the tour guide will show you the plate). However, the Secret Service wouldn’t allow him to eat the cake as they did not see it being prepared!

Dining room at Ronald Reagan house in Dixon, IL
After your house tour, make sure to stop in the Visitor’s center/gift shop for various novelty items and some memorabilia.

Reagan's lifeguard picture - Dixon, ILRonald Reagan Memorabilia - Dixon, IL
Make sure to get your picture by the Reagan statue outside. In addition, you can also visit the Reagan trail & statue located on the river front.

Ronald Reagan statue in Dixon, Illinois

Reagan Home Address: 816 S. Hennepin Ave. Dixon, IL 61021

Reagan Home Tour Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm (April 1st to October 31st).

Admission Prices: $5 per person

Reagan Riverfront Statue Address: River Street Dixon, IL 61021