We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Austin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (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. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vietnam war” (206 reviews)
“oval office” (201 reviews)
“civil rights” (156 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
Write a Review
Reviews (2,279)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

121 - 130 of 2,237 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017

I've visited the LBJ Library on many, many occasions. I primarily visit to research Republic of Texas history. It's a great resource!!

Thank hhgreen01
Reviewed 9 May 2017

(The library is hidden when you pull into the free lot, 38, posted on their website. We looked around and didn't see the Library nor any signs directing us to it. You need to walk through/behind the School of Public Affairs building to get to...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were in Austin for a long weekend for a friends out of town get away. The LBJ Library was easily the best attraction we visited. The first time for any of us to have visited a presidential library, though we did know a bit...More

1  Thank 29Lorenzo
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to a Presidential Library and it was much more enjoyable than we expected. The exhibits are very interesting and the library contains so much information about the LBJ era. We learned a lot and would highly recommend you put this...More

Thank Wormtravels2016
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I admit - i did not know a lot about this president before going to the library - wow -now i feel as if i knew him! great exhibtions and lovely videos of his time in office. Excellent staff helping you around the exhibits who...More

Thank 85JonathanP
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk around and read up on historical events and the library has great exhibits for everyone

Thank jl7467
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in Austin. They have done a great job to give you an extensive look into not just the man and his presidency but the world of that time. This was the first presidencial library I'd been to and it makes...More

1  Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Johnson was a remarkable politician, who overcame adverse circumstances and a racist culture to wheel & deal and accomplish amazing thing. Had it not been for Vietnam, he would be as admired as FDR. The museum will acquaint you with this giant of a man...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I really enjoyed this place. I don't think many people understand how impactful LBJ's presidency was on the country and how much his policies and politics shaped the following decades. Like all Presidential libraries this one is no different in putting a good shine on...More

Thank sanmartinero
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Decided I would try to visit as many Presidential Libraries as possible. This one located on the UofT campus was worth the vist. Nicely laid out with lots of displays. Particuliarly enjoy the animatronic version of LBJ. The library is massive but only three floors...More

Thank Randal H
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Salty Sow
412 reviews
.78 km away
Hoover's Cooking
210 reviews
.86 km away
El Chile Cafe y Cantina
106 reviews
.70 km away
Aster's Ethiopian
62 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bullock Texas State History Museum
2,121 reviews
1.10 km away
University of Texas at Austin
748 reviews
1.00 km away
The Blanton Museum of Art
349 reviews
.98 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katia R
13 April 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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.
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
20 August 2015|
Answer Show all 14 answers
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