The presidential library system was inaugurated in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and presidential papers to the federal government.
Today the system encompasses 10 presidential libraries as well as the Nixon Project in College Park, MD.
Take a walk through American history at these presidential libraries and museums:
George Washington's home in Virginia is a tribute to our first president and the early days of the country's history. The site features photos of the rooms and objects, and the collection contains 15,000 domestic objects from the Washington household.