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Ronald Reagan Birthplace

111 S. Main St, Tampico, IL 61283

Presidential History

Visit the apartment where Ronald Reagan was born which has been restored and decorated using furnishings similar to those used by the Reagan's in the early 1900's.

President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico on Feb. 6, 1911 in this apartment which was located above a bakery. The bakery was purchased by the First National Bank in 1919 and continued as a Bank until the 1930's. The apartment where he was born has been refinished to look as it did when he was born there. The bank has been restored to again look like a working bank of the early 1900's. The store located to the South of the Bank originally was a grocery store and now houses the gift shop for the Reagan Museum. Adjoining gift shop and museum. Donations accepted.

A Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration Open House is held every Feb. 6 honoring the birth date of the 40th president. Visitors are invited to join them from 10 AM to 4 PM for cake and coffee at the Tampico Area Historical Society Museum.

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