Lyndon B. Johnson National
P.O. Box 329
Johnson City, TX 78636
(830) 868-7128 ext. 244
(830) 868-7128 ext. 231
WELCOME to Lyndon B. Johnson
National Historical Park
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is
a National Historical Park in central Texas about 50 miles west of
Austin in the Texas Hill Country. The park protects the birthplace,
home, ranch and final resting place of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th
President of the United States. During Johnson's Administration, the
LBJ Ranch house was known as the Texas White House.
The park is split into two distinct visitor
areas, Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch. The first unit, located in
Johnson City, contains the boyhood home of President Johnson and his
grandparent's log cabin settlement as well as the National Park
The second unit is located roughly 14 miles
west of Johnson City along the north side of the Pedernales
Among the sites preserved at the Ranch are the
President's first school, birthplace, Texas White House and the
Johnson Family Cemetery. The land south of the Pedernales River is
operated as Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. In order
to see the LBJ Ranch, visitors take a National Park bus tour from
State Park visitor center.
The park was authorized on December 2, 1969 as
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site and was redesignated as a
National Historical Park on December 28, 1980.
Present holdings are approximately 1,570
acres, 674 acres of which are federal. The Johnson family generously
continues to add to this property; their most recent donation of
land was in April, 1995.
Did You Know?
Lyndon Johnson was the first candidate in history to campaign by
helicopter. Known as "The Johnson City Windmill," it was
used during his second bid for the U.S. Senate in 1948. Lyndon B.
Johnson National Historical Park
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