• The Texas White House

    Lyndon B Johnson

    National Historical Park Texas

Things To Do

Visitors enjoy viewing longhorn cattle at the Johnson Settlement

Visitors get a get view of longhorn cattle at the Johnson Settlement.

Whether you have 30 minutes or a full day, there are many opportunities in the park to learn about President Johnson. Here are a few ideas on how to spend your time. Keep in mind that 14 miles separate the two visitor areas of the park: Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch/LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Allow 20 minutes to travel from one area to the other.

If you have:
30 minutes
1 hour
2 hours
More than 2 hours


30 Minutes

  • Take a ranger-guided tour of President Johnson's Boyhood Home.
  • Watch a movie. The National Park Visitor has two 30-minute videos to choose from: Ladybird Johnson and LBJ the President. There is a third movie shown at the LBJ State Park visitor center titled The Hill Country, LBJ's Texas.
  • View exhibits. The National Park Visitor Center has a timeline exhibit of the President's life and a description of the Great Society legislation including audio stations where you can hear history from the people who experienced it. There is a second exhibit area at the LBJ State Park visitor center.
  • Read more about the President, Texas History, or Hill Country plants and animals. Western National Parks Association operates a bookstore in both the National Park and LBJ State Park Visitor Centers. Something of interest might catch your eye as you browse through.

1 Hour

  • Take a walk. Take the trail to the Johnson Settlement. The circular trail is slightly less than a mile round-trip. Along the way you will find an exhibit center which will introduce you to the days of the cattle drives and the log home of President Johnson's grandparents.

2 Hours


More than 2 hours
Visitors with more time to spend will get the most complete picture of President Johnson's heritage, life, and legacy. Start your trip in either park area and combine 2 or more of the activities listed above to find out why President Johnson felt such a close connection to the Texas Hill Country.

Did You Know?

LBJ Ranch Hereford

The cattle on the LBJ Ranch are descended from the same bloodline as the herd that Lyndon Johnson owned. They look more like 1960s Hereford cattle and so they can be called "history on the hoof." Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park More...