A visit to the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, is a journey through the life of the 36th President of the USA, from his ancestors right through to his final resting place on the LBJ Ranch that he held so dear.
This national historical park experience is outdoor adventure, stunning Texas scenery, and a chance to actually re-live history, all in the one very special family day out.
Your time at the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park offers a full "circle of life" perspective into one of the USA's most noteworthy citizens, with the most complete picture of any American president.
Start with his ancestors, and go back to the 1800s as you explore the very log cabin that once belonged to his grandparents. This log cabin is an easy stroll along the self-guiding trail from the Visitor Center, and the round trip is less than a mile long.
Then, visit the one room school house that Johnson was once himself a student at, and you can visit Johnson's boyhood home, where he lived from the age of five years, until his high school graduation in 1924. With the furnishings dating from the early to mid 1920's, it's a great way for kids to see what life in rural Texas would have been like all those years ago.
Open Thursday to Monday, Park Rangers offer free guided tours starting on the hour, so check ahead for details so you don't miss out!
One of the highlights with any visit, is the LBJ Ranch, where Johnson was born, lived, died and buried. Today, you can tour the ranch in your own private vehicle, with the ability to stop at the various sites along the way
Make note that there are two distinct areas of the park to visit, separated by 14 miles. One region is the LBJ Ranch, family cemetery and Historic Site Visitor Center, and the other area features the boyhood home and another center.
A fascinating and worthwhile insight into the 36th President of the USA, as well as life in 19th and early 20th century Texas.
Free admission (donations accepted), only $3 for tour of Texas White House
Free admission to park, grounds and Texas White House
They have three "annual fee free days" across the year, where adults can save on the guided tours of the Texas White House - President Lyndon Johnson's birthday (August 27), Veteran's Day (Nov 11) and the First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's birthday (Dec 22)
Check out the various times of the guided tours on the website as they vary from each attraction, and seasons
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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park may be arranged differently than other parks you have visited. This park has two distinct visitor areas separated by 14 miles.
Educational tours of all the park sites are appropriately geared to the specific grade level of your group. There are picnic areas for students to enjoy their own lunch, and the staff are happy to help you arrange the best itinerary for your learning needs!
There are gifts and items to pick up at the Visitor Center
The majority of the facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible. The exception is the Lockheed Jetstar on display at the Texas White House. Access to the interior of the airplane is via staircase. Exhibit signage includes photos for visitors who are unable to climb the stairs.
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The National Park Visitor Center in Johnson City: 9am - 5pm / LBJ State Park visitor center, where LBJ Ranch tour permits are issued, is open 8am - 5pm
The park is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
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