Welcome to the childhood world of our 43rd President, George W. Bush, and his remarkable family.

The mission of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc., is to express and interpret the history of one of America’s great families by telling the story of the Bush Family and the childhood of George W. Bush in Midland, Texas, and celebrating the lives of two presidents, two governors, and two first ladies.


Statement on the passing of George H. W. Bush

Today, we are saddened by the news that the 41st  president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, passed away in Houston, Texas yesterday.

The former president exemplified the values that so many Americans hold dear. He believed in making a difference by serving others whether it was as a naval aviator, elected official, husband or father. The United States of America has lost a man who exemplified in every way, the character of its greatest generation. The former President is a national treasure, and the goal of the George W. Bush Childhood Home is to preserve his legacy, and the legacy of his family, for the benefit of the generations to come.

In memory of one of America's greatest leaders, the board of directors and staff of the George W. Bush Childhood Home will have a large banner available in the Visitor Center where the public will have the opportunity to express their condolences which will be sent to the Bush family. The public is invited to come by during normal business hours between Saturday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 5th. American flags will be given to all while supplies last.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.

Posted: Dec 1, 2018

Third Thursday Reading Event - December 20, 2018


FREE – Laura Bush Literacy Program reading event, Thurs. December 20, from 4:30-5:30 PM in our Visitor Center for kids of all ages. We  will read several books including “A Letter to Santa" . Children get snacks, a free copy of the feature book and a gift from         

Please call 432-685-1112 to reserve spaces for you children.

Literacy Program Sponsors: Whataburger, Texas Pecos Trail Region, Diane Christianson, Midland High School Students in Philanthropy, Midland College Students in Philanthropy.

The Laura Bush Bookshelves  are also fully stocked and ready for children of all ages to receive a free book to call their own.  Come by during our normal business hours and pick out your book!   Limit 1 book per child/day.  You can also exchange your old books for new ones. 

New or gently used book donations are always welcomed.  Drop your books off in our Gift Shop during our normal business hours.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018

2018 Christmas Ornament has arrived!

JUST ARRIVED - The latest in our series of collectible Christmas ornaments, our 2018 edition features Barbara and George H. W. Bush at their vacation home in Maine. (Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Museum).

Available now on our website store, in our gift shop or by calling 432.685.1112 or emailing to gwbhome@bushchildhoodhome.org 

Posted: Aug 7, 2018

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed! We're gearing up for our busy spring and summer season.

The George W. Bush Childhood Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies on caring and giving volunteers to run our gift shop and provide guided tours of the historic home.

 Volunteer's schedules are very flexible. You can work a 3 hour shift once a week, every other week or once a month, depending on your availability.

If you are looking for a fun way to meet people from around the world and some  occasional dignitaries, please consider helping us preserve this unique presidential site and help our visitors take a trip back in time.

Help us share Midland's Heritage!

email us at gwbhome@bushchildhoodhome.org or call volunteer coordinator, Gayle Dodson, 432-528-2157 if you are interested.


Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Smile.Amazon.com - an easy way to donate at no cost to you!

Did you know you can shop at smile.amazon.com and have .5% of your purchases donated to our museum - at no extra cost to you? We hope you'll consider choosing us as your organization of choice when you shop. Thank you.


Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Children's Book Donations Needed

Our Laura Bush Literacy Program has been a huge success over the last 7+ years. It is comprised of two parts:

"Third Thursday Reading Program"  Staff members read several short stories of interest to children.  These periodic events are held in our Visitor Center and attendees are provided refreshments. These programs are from 4:30 - 5:30 PM and open to children of all ages. Children also get to take home a free copy of the feature book.

"The Laura Bush Bookshelves" Children's books are available, free of charge, to all children. Books will be available in our Visitor Center and can be picked up during our normal business hours.

In order to make this a success we are asking for your help. Because of growing demand, our book supplies have dwindled, especially in the Pre-K section. Board books and tactile books for babies and toddlers are in big demand. We are asking the public for donations of new or gently used books for children of all ages.  Please drop off your donations at our Gift Shop.  We can arrange to pick up large volumes of books if you are unable to deliver them.  Please call 685-1112 to make arrangements for pick-up.

Please help us keep the joy of reading alive in our children!

Posted: Jul 21, 2017

1949 Hoffman TV now on display

We would like to publicly thank a couple of fine gentlemen for their help in getting a 1949 Hoffman TV, the same model that the Bush family owned while living in this house. Newton Shrader found the TV for us and the owner, Eric Hill, donated the TV to us. Thank you for helping us make this Home as historically accurate as possible! The TV is currently on display!

Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Help us find.......

Please help us find a set of 1950 Westinghouse washer and dryer.

Posted: Aug 31, 2012

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Check out our weekly ads in the "Pulse" section of the Midland Reprter Telegram every Thursday.

Posted: Nov 19, 2009

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009

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Posted: Nov 15, 2009

Museum Hours

Tues–Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 2–5 PM

Tours given until 4:30 PM

Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

1412 West Ohio Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701

Phone: (432) 685-1112