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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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Address: 199 State Park Road 52, P.O. Box 238, Stonewall, TX 78671
Phone Number: 830-644-2252
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 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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educational and nice tour.

free admission to park. The historical living area was interesting. People working the small garden, making lye soap, and farm animals was nostalgic. The ride thru the ranch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Whitesboro, Texas
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Whitesboro, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

free admission to park. The historical living area was interesting. People working the small garden, making lye soap, and farm animals was nostalgic. The ride thru the ranch was a very pretty ride with wildflowers, large oak trees. Lots of heavy beef cows. The tour thru the house for 3 bucks was worth it. Not exactly what you would think... More 

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Cleveland
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240 reviews 240 reviews
72 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is well worth a visit. The visitor center & most of the ranch is free. And, it costs only $3 for a 30 minute guided tour of the LBJ house which has been restored to the way it looked in the 1960's when this was the "Western White House." Our tour guide was excellent & very knowledgeable. The drive... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Enjoyed the drive through the grounds, and paid $3 for a guided tour of the Texas White House. Beautifully restored to it's 60s heyday decor. Very good value.

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149 reviews 149 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wow, this is a gorgeous property.Oak trees & livestock everywhere. Makes me want to read more about LBJ & Lady Bird before the presidency. Amazing cattle ranch, bluebonnets everywhere in the spring,history & a future vision, the families old homestead, the Texas White House, Air Force 1/2. Great gift store, a free self driving tour must get a State &... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful site to drive thru, be sure to tour the home overlooking the river. Free to enter and only $3 to tour home with park ranger as guide. Home is decorated when Johnson was President. Working ranch with cattle and natural grasslands. Areas to have lunch and also a swimming pool.

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Midland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We are huge history buffs so we decided to visit the State Park and the ranch (AKA The Texas White House), this was a great tour. It's a guided tour, it's not very long maybe 20 mins or so. Then you can self guide through his car collection and the grounds. The house itself was great. They have rooms set... More 

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chicago suburbs
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were out exploring the Hill Country while on Spring Break from Chicago. Had an enjoyable visit to Stonewall to see LBJ's ranch. Interesting tour of the "Texas White House" and driving tour of the ranch itself, which featured a Texas longhorn and a small herd of cattle. Learned a bit about LBJ and left with more respect for the... More 

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San Diego, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
108 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wonderful opportunity to remember a time when LBJ was President and Texas was in the spot light. Take the tour and enjoy.

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Sanford, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visit to the LBJ Ranch National Historical Park & State Park. It was extremely informative and we took the drive your own car tour, so we could stop and visit as we liked. Also, paid for the tour of the home, which was very nice to see. Really liked how big and beautiful it was. Love that it is a... More 

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Kewanee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visit to the LBJ Ranch National Historical Park and State Park. At the State Park a visitors center and historical museum. Across the Pedernales River is the National Historical Site with a driving tour of the LBJ Ranch, a working ranch) including school, home of Johnson relatives, family cemetery, ranch headquarters. Visitors center with regular tours of the Western White... More 

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