Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, situated 50 miles (80 km) west of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, looks after the home, birthplace, and ranch of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States. The National Park is divided into 2 distinct visitor areas separated by a distance of nearly 14 miles (22 km). These visitor areas include the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall and the Park Headquarters in Johnson City. The Park Visitor Center, situated 60 miles (97 km) north of San Antonio, is managed by the State of Texas.
The LBJ Ranch, on the other hand, is managed by the National Park Service. The bus to the Ranch House can be boarded at the Visitor Center. The LBJ Ranch House was considered to be the Texas White House during Johnson’s Administration. The other sites preserved at the Ranch include the President’s birthplace, first school, and the Johnson Family Cemetery. The main highlights of the Park Headquarters in Johnson City include the National Park Visitor Center, the boyhood home of President Johnson, and his grandparent’s log cabin settlement, the Johnson Settlement.
The Park was designated as Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site on December 2, 1969. It was later re-designated as a National Historical Park on December 28, 1980. At present, the Park encompasses an area of nearly 1,570 acres (6.36 sq. km.), of which 674 acres (2.73 sq. km.) are federal. The National Historical Park offers the visitors an imitable perspective into one of the most noteworthy citizens of America. A number of costumed or ranger-guided interpretive tours and self-guided tours of the Johnson Settlement are offered to the visitors as staffing permits seven days a week.
- Visitor Center Hours: 8:45 AM – 5 PM daily. Park closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- Website: www.lbjlib.utexas.edu