Tampico, located on Route 172 was incorporated as a village on February 26, 1875, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places, Washington D.C. on June 2, 1982.
Our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan, was born in Tampico on February 6, 1911, in an apartment above a bakery on Main Street. The Reagan’s stayed in Tampico off and on for the next nine years while Jack Reagan worked as a clerk in the Pitney Store. Ronald “Dutch” and his brother Neil “Moon” attended school and enjoyed summer activities such as swimming in the Hennepin Canal and horseback riding. For monthly calendar of events go to Tampico Historical Society link below.
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Sites to Visit
Recently re-opened, this restaurant, adjacent to the Reagan Birthplace, is well known to locals and tourists alike. Great food and reasonable prices.
Ronald Reagan Birthplace
111 S. Main St., Tampico, IL
This quaint apartment, featuring the bedroom where the President was born, restored and decorated to its original 1900’s style, sits on the second floor at the site of the First National Bank which has also been restored. Next door is a gift store and museum of Reagan memorabilia.