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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
+1 830-644-2252
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Visitors to this day use park can enjoy historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. As of May 2014, the park is home to part of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come. Be sure to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm, presented as it was in 1918. Interpreters wear period clothing, do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, and conduct tours for the visitors. Located east of the visitor center, off the nature trail. The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo, longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. It contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built by German immigrant H. C. Behrens during the 1870s. The furnishings are typical of such homes in that period. Visitors can further explore the history of these immigrants by viewing the 1860s Danz family log cabin located just west of the Visitor Center. An auditorium in the visitor center complex will accommodate 234 persons for state performances or films. An outdoor amphitheater is used for a variety of programs. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past wildlife enclosures stocked with bison, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, other native wildlife, and longhorn cattle. Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. The Annual LBJ Tree Lighting takes place in mid-December. Educational & Interpretive Programs Tours of the complex, including the Sauer-Beckmann farm with its smokehouse, Victorian style house, garden, and log house lasts approximately an hour; group reservations are accepted. No entrance fee is required, but donation boxes are available. Individuals and families can take the tour on a first-come, first-serve basis.Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. Self-guided tours of the Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center. Among the sites on the Ranch are the one-room Junction School first attended by the four-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson in 1912, reconstructed birthplace and nearby Johnson family cemetery where the former President is buried, and the Texas White House. The drive also takes visitors through the pasturelands where Hereford cattle, descended from those owned by President Johnson, can be viewed. Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center and are available daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when the national park is closed. For more information & hours of operation, visit the LBJ National Historical Park web site. Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs. Natural Features The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo (American bison), longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we started to skip this. i am glad we did not. i love history and respect the office of the president. the first buildings you come to, you must get a free paper to put in your windshield. you can get a map, too. there...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know to much about LBJ or Lady Bird until I visited the ranch. Learned a lot of interesting things about both and their family. Did not realize this was a working ranch always and still is. Run by the Park Rangers now. A beautiful...More

Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the UK I didn't really know too much about LBJ, but what an interesting place to visit. We toured the park, by car, for free, only paying $3 each for a guided tour of the house, which you need to book at the...More

Thank CarolynChester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a baby boomer it was a type of pilgrimage to visit LBJ's "Texas Whitehouse". This is a working ranch and jointly run by the state of Texas and the National Park Service. Visually beautiful, the range is often abloom with wildflowers and swaying tall...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to visit on a cool day. It was fascinating to learn more about this man and his family. I highly recommend doing the house tour for better insight into his life. It is also interesting to learn how the “high...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I did not know much about LBJ and only the highlights of his presidency, so this was a good way to get educated. The park itself is beautiful. There is a lot of open space, and the house sits facing the river, and when you...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I wish we had more time.....too late to get into the house but the drive around the property was sooooo beautiful esp in the afternoon. Rolling meadows, livestock, cemetery for LBJ under the Texas trees, his presidential plane. Visitor center very interesting, a working farmstead...More

Thank Laura881
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to tour for history buffs especially if your specialty is the presidency. It is still a working ranch so be mindful of livestock. Still worth a visit.

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to the state park, we did the Texas White House tour and found it very interesting. The working farm and Texas Ranger Program was a blast for the kids in the group. This is really a wonderful place to visit if...More

Thank Tabitha C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at Johnson State Park and the ranch. Very simple, but very well done. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice video and explanations as well… it brought back many remembrances of LBJ, even though we weren't political supporters.

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Au_Yeong_SK
1 April 2016|
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Response from Tecolutla11 | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be able to get a tour through your Hotel in Fredericksburg. Check with them when you arrive. It is a beautiful time of the year to visit LBJ Natinal Park!!
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momwhiting
20 August 2015|
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Response from Tiffany O | Property representative |
Hello. My name is Tiffany and I am with LBJ State Park. It usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours to see everything that we have to offer here at the park. So what I would recommend is planning a full LBJ... More
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