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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

199 State Park Road 52, P.O. Box 238, Stonewall, TX 78671
830-644-2252
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Stonewall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, National Parks, History Museums, Parks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't... more » Owner description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't have to walk your feet off to see this state park. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The farm is a working farm that lets visitors step back in time and experience life on a German farmstead in the early 1900's. Throughout the park, visitors will find evidence from three cultures: Native American, Spanish and German. The Native Americans lived in the Hill Country, then the Spanish conquistadors, and in the early 1800s German immigrants settled there. Park visitors will also be able to picnic, fish, swim, and see Texas longhorn cattle. And note that there are two visitors centers, about 14 miles apart. The first is the National Park Visitor Center, run by the park service, and another operated by LBJ State Park and Historic Site near the ranch. « less
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fort lee , new jersey
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223 reviews 223 reviews
56 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

LBJ's ranch home and burial site. See the home he spent hundreds of days in making decisions. Tour the house. See the bed he died in. original decor from the '60's. So interesting.

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Everywhere USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Walked around the Texas State Park portion & especially enjoyed the Sauer-Beckerman Living History Farm. The ranger in Historical costume was extremely knowledgeable & fun to talk to. She gave us lots of info about life in the early 1900's & seeing the farm being maintained was very very interesting.

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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The State Site provides a brief overview of LBJ's life and most importantly provides access to the road that lets you visit the President's one room schoolhouse,,the family cemetery, a re-creation of the family house, and entry to the LBJ Ranch and Summer White House. A good three hours is needed. We visited this site by taking a less direct... More

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Katy, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Make this a stop early in the day so you have time to do the driving tour. There are many places to stop and get out and tour but it takes about 3 hours.

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Oxford England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This visit was made by the high quality of the briefing we received from the Ranger who took us round the ranch house. Absolutely fascinating and well done to the Parks staff.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I recently toured this park (a great partnership between the State & National parks systems). The living farm on the state park section was fun and the people who work there (as they would have in the 1800s) where knowledgable and engaging. The tour of the Texas White House was a wonderful experience. I felt like I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you're interested in U.S. history, this stop is a must while in Texas Hill Country. We enjoyed the drive through the ranch property and the $3 tour through the home. Do it.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was by far one of the best places to spend 6 hours. We had s ranger on our tour that had so many personal stories on President and Lady Bird Johnson that educated and reminded us of what he did for our country in a time of many changes.

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Houston, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
15 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My last visit to the LBJ ranch was years ago when Mrs. Johnson was still living in the home and visitors were restricted to carefully controlled bus rides. That has all changed. You now tour the ranch property at your own pace in your own car. Since this remains a working ranch, you will see descendents of LBJ's cattle herd,... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Since we were so close recently, I convinced my husband to visit. We aren't necessarily big LBJ fans, although I do share a birthday with him, and I find our US History to be fascinating. It was more engaging than we expected it to be. We started at the State Park visitors center, watching the video. I do recommend taking... More

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