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Sam Rayburn House

890 W State Highway 56, Bonham, TX 75418-8605
+1 903-583-5558
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Day out on the town

I enjoyed hanging out with my kids and learning about Sam Rayburn and how he was a Senator in the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Mama T
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Such a nice find!

I have been to Bonham, TX several times. On my last visit I finally found time to visit the Sam... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
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Step in the warm and welcoming world of one of Texas's best-known statesmen at this site in Bonham. A 1930s radio, photos of Franklin Roosevelt, period china and other Rayburn family treasures greet you as you stroll through the 1916 home and grounds. Fondly known as Mr. Sam, Rayburn was one of the most powerful and influential politicians in the 20th century, serving 24 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. His 1947 Cadillac, a historic smokehouse, barn, and garage complete the homestead of this true American patriot.
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890 W State Highway 56, Bonham, TX 75418-8605
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed hanging out with my kids and learning about Sam Rayburn and how he was a Senator in the 60's and lived here in Bonham.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have been to Bonham, TX several times. On my last visit I finally found time to visit the Sam Rayburn House. It is very interesting, contains lots of history and is well displayed. I encourage everyone who is in Bonham to make time for...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had a great time exploring the house and grounds of the Sam Rayburn House. All of the furnishings belonged to Sam Rayburn and are original to the home. His cars and trucks are very cool! Lots of history here!!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

While traveling through Texas we took a side trip to Bonham just to visit the Sam Rayburn House and it was well worth the detour. The Texas Historical Commission has done a superb job of restoring the house to reflect the time Mr. Rayburn lived...More

1  Thank DayliliesForever
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I had heard of Sam Rayburn while growing up, from my parents and grand-parents, but never thought to learn about the man. Not long after moving to the DFW area I got in the truck on the weekends and just drove. One Saturday I found...More

1  Thank sljoseph74
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our tour of the Rayburn House. Together with our mom and dad, we toured the home and grounds with the docent and intern. They gave us the history of the house and some of its stories in an engaging and...More

4  Thank Gearoid9
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Many locals still remember with affection "Mr. Sam", the longest serving Speaker of the US House of Representatives. His home in Bonham is worth viewing. There's a feeling of quaint nostalgia here. The docents are knowledgeable & friendly. The historical tidbits they share with you...More

2  Thank Terri H
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Only way to see it is to take a tour. The guide was loaded with knowledge and stories of when Sam lived there. Many original artifacts, so you need to wear booties and not touch. They're continuing to restore and enhance the house and grounds....More

1  Thank Harvey39_47
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Texas Historical Commission is doing a wonderful job of preserving the place. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, did not rush, and answered all our questions. Guided tours only, no photography inside, and continuing to expand the exhibits with a recent renovation of the barn. Farm...More

2  Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Well preserved home and property of the former Democrat Speaker-of-the-House. There is a quaint visitors center and several buildings to visit. Most everything in the tour is original, which is always a treat for my family to see in a home museum. The docent gave...More

3  Thank SandyRoads
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