The American Presidential Experience Sept 1st – 8th
Start Date: September 1, 2012
End Date: September 8, 2012
As the largest traveling exhibition of U.S. presidential icons, this nonpartisan educational exhibit features more than 35 exhibits and dozens of artifacts, where guests can climb aboard Air Force One, sit in the full-sized Oval Office replica, sign a bill into law, and have their photo taken sitting behind the replica Presidents’ Resolute desk.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (special hours September 6, open until midnight). $7.95 to $14.95.
What you will see and experience:
More than 20 famous authors will be on hand to personally sign their books about American politics and the presidency
In this full-size replica of the White House Oval Office, sit behind the president’s desk and sign a bill into law — we’ll capture it all for you in a souvenir photo!
Air Force One
Tour this full-scale replica of the Reagan Air Force One fuselage and take home a keepsake photo of the experience.
Children can play with Lincoln Logs as they build a frontier village.
White House Murals
Large prints eight feet high depict the famous Blue Room, Red Room, Yellow Room and others in the White House.
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy items
This special exhibit includes numerous items personally owned by the President and First lady.
See replicas of three famous chairs used by President Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Get an up-close look at an actual presidential limousine, along with important historical documentation and photographs of president riding in the limo.
Political Memorabilia Appraisals
Bring your political collections to the American Presidential Experience to have them appraised, and possibly even sell them in one of our auctions.
Official Lanyards and Credentials
Take home a Commemorative 2008 American Presidential Experience credential and lanyard.
Enjoy big-screen live-broadcast coverage of the 2012 National Democratic Convention at the Time-Warner Center in Charllotte.
Three Centuries of Political Memorabilia
See rare and authentic posters, buttons, and other political memorabilia from the 18th to the 21st centuries from the American Political Collectors Association.
First Ladies’ Gowns
Marvel at this exhibition of replicas of inaugural gowns worn by the nation’s First Ladies’.
Hail to the Chief: Take the Oath of Office
Find out how it feels to take the Oath of Office and be sworn in as president.
The Flag of the United States of America
This collection shows how the American flag has evolved over nearly two and a half centuries of history.
C-SPAN’S Campaign 2012 Bus
Step aboard the C-SPAN Bus brings the world of public affairs into communities nationwide. This 45-foot bus is equipped with mobile multimedia demonstration centers and TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”.
White House Animals and Pets
You and your family are sure to love this exhibit chronicling the lives of the White House’s furriest and most feathery occupants — presidential pets and other animals!
Photos, documents, button, ribbons, and political memorabilia depict the historic struggle for women’s right to vote.
First Ladies’ Gowns and Memorabilia
This collection showcases historic memorabilia of America’s first ladies during their time in the White House.
White House Entertaining
See formal china and table settings from eight different administrations.
Famous Florida Machine
See one of the original controversial voting machines from the 2000 Presidential Election.
Presidential Bio Panels
Educational boards capture the life, times, and memorabilia of each president.
Talking Presidential Heads
Ask questions of select presidents and see how they answer in this great interactive exhibit.
Children can learn about political issues, cast a live vote, and have it immediately tabulated in this interactive format.
White House Touching Façade
Your kids will love reaching through openings in this exhibit to touch and guess what items might be on the other side.
Souvenirs and Memorabilia
Browse memorabilia from 50 diverse vendors — you’re sure to find something you just have to take home!
The exhibit is located at West 3rd street and South Mint Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Uptown: 407 W. Third St, Charlotte, NC
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