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:
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?
Lyndon Johnson was the first candidate in history to campaign by helicopter. Known as "The Johnson City Windmill," it was used during his second bid for the U.S. Senate in 1948. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park