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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: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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...
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/day tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Austin, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great slice of Texas history. Starting with the visitor's center you get some nice displays of the history of the area, what life was like during the early years and LBJ's boyhood life in the area. A short distance away is a working farm depicting life from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. There are usually... More 

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Starks, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

learned alot about all the programs he set up and got passed.nice home.did not know he had his own airstrip on his property.

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Ithaca, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a great visit to the LBJ Park and Historic Site. It was all very interesting in a number of ways. There was the historic, recreated homestead where we were informed and could see what life at the turn of the 20th century was like. The highlights, of course, were the self driven, audio tour of the ranch and... More 

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portland, or
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Everything Is so well-explained, both verbally and in the placards around the two distinct sites. Taking the ranger led tour at the ranch would have to be a given as without taking the tour, you'll never see the house or hear all the intriguing details of life with the president. The settlement site in Johnson City is also very well... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Interesting three hours. See the house he was born in , the Texas White House where he died, and where he and his wife Lady Bird are buried. Nothing pretentious. Sixties technology. Telephones with long cords, three tvs because there were only three channels and no remotes. When extra space was needed a new extension was added to the building.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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387 reviews 387 reviews
121 attraction reviews
539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Drove from Fredericksburg to Stonewall to visit the Johnson ranch and Western Whitehouse. You drive around the ranch and then spend 3 dollars per person to go on a ranger guided tour of the Johnson home with all its multiline telephones. He had a phone at the dinner table and even in both the his and hers bathrooms.

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fort lee , new jersey
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63 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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