LBJ Parks Announce Closures for the Final Tribute to Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
Contact: Sherry Justus, (830) 868-7128, ext. 245
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site are honoring the life and legacy of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, former First Lady and steadfast friend of both parks, by instituting closures of some park sites during the period of repose and remembrance following her death on July 11.
Tours of the LBJ Ranch will be suspended on Saturday, July 14, Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16. There will be no "after hours" (after 5 p.m.) access to the LBJ Ranch until further notice. The LBJ Boyhood Home will be closed on Sunday, July 15. LBJ State Park and Historic Site will be closed on Saturday, July 14 and on Sunday, July 15.
The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center in Johnson City will be open for extended hours from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Visitors may wish to pay their respects by signing the condolence books located in both visitor centers or by viewing the film, Lady Bird Johnson, and the special exhibits honoring her in the national historical park's visitor center in Johnson City.
For further information, please visit www.nps.gov/lyjo, or call (830) 868-7128 or (830) 644-2420.
Did You Know?
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)