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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his close associates. In addition to permanent exhibits which tell the story of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, the library hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year. The library is open every day (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38.
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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like history. If you are interested in presidents of the US. , then this place is an absolute must. Please take the time to go and visit this museum which is a real record of life with Lyndon Johnson there is an entry...More

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed yesterday

Lyndon Johnson, when he left office, was among the most controversial presidents in recent times. The left hated him for Vietnam. The right despised him for promulgating the Great Society and its social, civil rights, and humanities agenda. It turns out he will be considered...More

Thank 298rha
Reviewed 2 days ago

We learned more about LBJ than we knew before going there, but it seems like the library was more set up for students with a 1 hour tour. The setup was great, but we just expected more depth about LBJ and specifically some of the...More

Thank IFoundItToday
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having planned trip to TX to see 3 presidential libraries I really didn't know what to expect at LBJ as he served just prior to my birth. I'd hoped to have seen a little more of Austin but got so caught up in the videos,...More

Thank FLtrvlr8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting view of the whole Johnson period Well documented easy access . Lots of documents and pictures You got to see the copy of oval office

Thank Rosine B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you think a Presidential library will be boring, you are wrong about the LBJ. In addition to several informative films about LBJ and his projects, there are several timelines taking you through his life. If you're a boomer, the 4th floor will help you...More

Thank 778deborahk
Reviewed 6 days ago

The LBJ library is a great place to take the entire family. From grandparents to school age children. You will get a very good perspective on a very difficult period in our modern US history. Look for special exhibits throughout the year. You will always...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't pass up a visit to the LBJ library when in Austin. Whether you are an avid historian or simply looking for something different to do on your day off, this museum will not disappoint. The breath of history housed in these walls is remarkable....More

Thank rachelpY7654MK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not spectacular like the Reagan library but very interesting. Exhibits excellent and staff very knowledgeable. On UT campus with free parking right in front. Travel tip we made an LBJ day out of it Library in the morning and stop and the LBJ Ranch on...More

Thank bobretired
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the LBJ library was informative and awe inspiring. The replica of the Oval Office was described as being 7/8 of the Oval Office at the White House. Lady Bird's Office was chic. Johnson was a President who passed progressive legislation on civil rights and...More

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Katia R
Is there is a fee?
13 April 2016|
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Response from Nora F | Reviewed this property |
We had guess passes because my brother works there. I believe is about $5-8. I don't believe is any more than that.
What area should I book a hotel in if we are going to see the lbj library?
16 March 2016|
Response from LBJLibrary | Property representative |
Hi there! The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of accommodations. Very comprehensive. As for a specific recommendation - the library is located on the UT Austin campus. Anything near the university... More
Since you have just reviewed this library, I was wondering if you could tell me what you thought would be a reasonable amount of time to spend here. My husband and I would like to not run through and give it a good look. Our concern is if we go in the morning, would we be at a decent time to start our way to Little Rock or would we need to spend another night in Austin. Thanks.
20 August 2015|
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Response from flylikeahawk | Reviewed this property |
Presidential museums should not be rushed if you want to get the most out of them. I have taken in 3 in the last 18 months and spent aobut 3 hours in each and only hit the high spots. If you simply want to do a fly through... More