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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, TX

The lands and structures that make up Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park were donated by the Johnson family beginning with the LBJ Boyhood Home and Reconstructed Birthplace in 1969.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has two distinct visitor areas separated by 14 miles (22 km).
In Johnson City you will find

  • Das Visitor Center
  • The Boyhood Home in which President Johnson spent his childhood
  • The Johnson Settlement where the President’s grandparents first settled in the 1860s

The LBJ Ranch is located 14 miles west of Johnson City near Stonewall, Texas. A second visitor center, operated by LBJ State Park and Historic Site, is located near the Ranch.
See our map with the exact location. In order to see the LBJ Ranch, visitors take a National Park bus tour from State Park visitor center.

A quote of Johnson:
"There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration."
--Lyndon B. Johnson

Opening Hours and Fees

The park is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The Visitor Center is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Various guided tours of the LBJ Boyhood Home in Johnson City are offered seven days a week.
Self-guided tours of the Johnson Settlement, also in Johnson City, are available from 9:00 a.m. until sunset seven days a week. Costumed or ranger-guided interpretive tours of the Johnson Settlement are offered as staffing permits.
Bus tours of the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall are conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week.

There is no fee to visit the Johnson City District. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The fee for the National Park Service bus tour of the LBJ Ranch is as follows:
Ages 62 and older: $3.00
Ages 18-61: $6.00
Ages 7-17: $3.00
Ages 6 and younger: free
Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted for payment of the bus tour fees.

Scheduled school groups who request and receive fee waivers are free of charge. Annual fee free days for all tour bus passengers are August 27 (former President Johnson's birthday) and other dates as designated by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Location

Johnson City is located approx. 50 mi (80 km) west of Austin and it will take you ca. 1 hour by car. See also our map.

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MAP

 
GPS Coordinates

1 -- Visitor Center Lyndon B. Johnson Nat'l Hist. Park
Decimal Lat: 30.274848 / Lon: -98.411139
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2 -- LBJ Ranch: Visitor Center Lyndon B. Johnson Nat'l Hist. Park
Decimal Lat: 30.234655 / Lon: -98.629138
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3 -- Austin, the Capital of Texas
Decimal Lat: 30.264331 / Lon: -97.744192
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