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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Decided to visit the LBJ ranch rather than the Library. Ranch is in a rural area and very easy to get to. Visitor center run by the National Park Service. Gift shop, information, 25 minute video etc. The actual ranch is a self driving tour....More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The drive through the LBJ Ranch was beautiful - all 590 acres! We also toured the LBJ Ranch home of the President and Lady Bird, which was also interesting. Though not perfect, LBJ was a very interesting man who accomplished much for America. Our separate...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting if you are in the area. We dropped in enroute from San Antonio via Fredricksberg to Austin. Interesting history to see the first working from home president! Stop at the visitors centre to get a free permit then you start a driving tour....More

Thank Y2CLL
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Enjoyed visiting and seeing the beautiful Johnson Ranch. Touring their home and the history there, including his cars, firetruck, amphibious car, and airplane was very interesting. Also visited LBJ's boyhood home in Johnson City. Be ready to spend at least 3 hours at their Ranch...More

Thank lagunanina
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

A great find along the way from Fredericksburg to Austin, where we were heading to see the LBJ Presidential Museum and Library. The LBJ Ranch or Texas White House provides wonderful insight into the values and drive instilled into the president and a place where...More

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The "Western White House" of Lyndon B. Johnson is truly a step back into time. You need to go to the Texas State Park and get a parking permit for Historic Site which consists of LBJ's personal home, the airstrip and many livestock buildings. The...More

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The LBJ State Park & Historic site was well worth the visit. Ralph, our tour guide, did a fabulous job presenting the human side of our 36th President. We learned a lot about the person behind the politician. His early experiences working as a teacher...More

Thank esmirelda
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Loved seeing a working ranch. It is a designated National Park so entry is free. I wasn't that excited about Johnson either because of the Vietnam war but it was good to be reminded that he signed the civil rights act and enacted Medicare. Make...More

Thank just1backpack
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

As a Viet Nam veteran, this place was not high on my list. As far as portraying Johnson in a champion of the downtrodden, they do a very good job. He was good for this area and you can see how this area influenced his...More

Thank G Y
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

As a former Marine during the Vietnam War, we knew this man as the one who sent us off to fight in this conflict which ripped America apart. Many of us disliked him for that reason and, I must confess, that I took somewhat of...More

Thank ZeroTTZero
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Au_Yeong_SK
I'm going to be in Dallas and Austin in May for vacation. Are there any guided bus tours out of Austin to the LBJ Ranch since I don't dare to drive alone in a foreign country? Thank you
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
We will be leaving Fredericksburg en route to Austin and want to stop at the LBJ ranch and tour the house. Can anyone give me a reasonable estimate of how long this would take us? We don't want to rush through this but wonder if we could see this ranch and then the LBJ library in the same day, which would require us to only spend 1 night in Austin instead of 2. Thanks.
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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