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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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Address: 199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
Phone Number: 18306442252
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
Description: Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the...
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.
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We enjoyed visiting the historical parh, ranch and home. The site is free except for the $3 a person to tour the home. The living farm was outstanding. Young people actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the historical parh, ranch and home. The site is free except for the $3 a person to tour the home. The living farm was outstanding. Young people actually working the farm. A lot to see. Then you drive through the park. You we see the church, the Scholls he went too, his grandparents home (watch for cattle... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This self-guided tour of the LBJ Ranch includes the Junction one-room schoolhouse, the LBJ birthplace (reconstructed), the Johnson Family Cemetery, the Sam Johnson (grandparents) home, a show barn, and the Texas White House. There's a 15-minute video in the hangar and the park rangers take small groups on about a 30 minute tour through selected rooms in the house. What... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Don't miss this trip, it is well worth the time. Go on the park ranger, tour if you can of the house. We had a very well informed park ranger that had allot of enthusiasm and insight. Well worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you are a history buff at all, and even if you are not, this is a nice stop along the way in scenic hill country. LBJ's homeplace and the ranch house that was the Texas White House during much of his presidency. Very interesting behind-the-scenes look at a historic time in our nation.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We toured the ranch on our way to Fredericksburg. It was very interesting and so worth the stop. To drive through the ranch ground it is free and it is only $3 per adult for a tour of the house. It is interesting to see how the Johnson's lived during the White House years and there are gifts on display... More 

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Clovis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The grounds of the site are great and the tour of the Johnson's home was fantastic. Nice to see the home and other buildings on site preserved so well.

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grace1908
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We truly enjoyed this stop! We new little about LBJ, and the ranger gave a very good tour of the tour, and was very knowledgeable.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What was it like to be a rancher in the Hill country? The answer is provided at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, a part of the LBJ State Park and Historic Site. While it was interesting, as an amateur photographer, I enjoyed walking and photographing along the Paseo Del Arroyo, or Creek Walk, more. It passes through stands of trees,... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This site is yet another way to experience the life and times of LBJ and Ladybird. It basically surrounds the LBJ Ranch/Texas White House and includes many structures that played key roles in his formative and later years. There is the ranch and the homes of ranch hands scattered about, the runway down the center of the ranch where his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

First, clarification and refer to prior review for Visitor Center in Johnson City. This place is 10 mins drive from Johnson City. Interesting part is LBJ State Park is managed by the state, no entrance fee required and obtain a free permit from the State Park Visitor Center. Of course, you can watch a documentary for orientation and visit a... More 

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