• The Texas White House

    Lyndon B Johnson

    National Historical Park Texas

Management

Aerial view of the Pedernales River and LBJ Ranch looking west (1967)
Aerial view of the Pedernales River and LBJ Ranch looking west (1967)
LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto
 

On December 2, 1969, Congress established Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site "to preserve in public ownership historically significant properties associated with the life of Lyndon B. Johnson." Renamed Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on December 28, 1980, the park grew from the original site, which included President Johnson's boyhood home and birthplace, to an area of 674 acres encompassed within two distinct park units--the LBJ Ranch and Johnson City.

The two main purposes of the park are:

  • To research, preserve, and interpret significant resources and influences associated with the life and heritage of Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • To provide a variety of opportunities to experience the local and regional context that shaped the last frontier president, informed his policies and programs, and defined his legacy.

The management plans and information you will find in this section help guide the park in accomplishing these purposes. A number of these documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free online, to be viewed or printed.

Did You Know?

Johnson Grass

An invasive plant that Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has problems with just happens to be a non-native grass called Johnson Grass. Besides being tough to get rid of, it is poisonous to livestock if eaten just after a freeze. (photo ©Barry A. Rice/The Nature Conservancy)