• The Texas White House

    Lyndon B Johnson

    National Historical Park Texas

Touring the Texas White House

Front view of the Texas White House in 2008
 

The Texas White House was officially opened to the public on August 27, 2008. The entire ground floor is available for public tours. Rooms on the tour include the President's Office, living room, dining room, and the Johnsons' bedroom suites. The majority of rooms have been restored to their appearance during the presidential years (1963-1968) while the bedroom suites retain their appearance at the time of President and Mrs. Johnson's deaths.

Visiting the LBJ Ranch by Private Vehicle



Also in 2008 the LBJ Ranch was opened to private vehicular traffic for the first time.

 
North view of the Hangar in 2013

The Airplane Hangar

To see the LBJ Ranch and the
Texas White House:

  • Obtain a free driving permit at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center. You will also receive a map indicating the tour route.

A CD containing narrative audio for the tour is available for purchase in the bookstore and comes with a bonus DVD filled with videos and photos. In addition, purchase of the CD entitles the buyer to 1 free tour of the Texas White House.

  • Once you arrive at the Texas White House, obtain a ticket for a house tour at the Airplane Hangar.

Fee:

  • Ages 18 and older: $3.00
    Ages 17 and younger: free

House Tour Length and Group Size:

  • House tours are 30 minutes in length.
  • There is a limit of 12 people per house tour.

Hours of Operation

  • Seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  • Driving Permits are given out starting at 9:00 a.m. No Permits are given out after 4:15 p.m.
  • Ranch Entrance Gate: open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Ranch Exit Gate: Closes at 5:30 p.m.
  • House tours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In order to take the last tour (4:30 p.m.) of the Texas White House it is advisable to pick up your driving permit no later than 4:00 p.m. to allow for drive-time from the State Park visitor center to the Texas White House.

 
Wreath placed at President Johnson's grave

Special Note for August 27: Each year on the anniversary of the President's birth a wreathlaying ceremony takes place at the Johnson family cemetery on the LBJ Ranch. The public is invited to attend the program which will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. Tours of the Texas White House will commence following the ceremony.

 

Additional Information:

  • Driving permits are good only for the day of issue and tickets for the house tour are good only for the date and time specified on the ticket
  • Tickets for house tours will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Pets are not permitted on the house tour
  • Photography, food, drinks, and smoking are not permitted inside the Texas White House.

Did You Know?

Statue of Liberty

More National Park Service sites were designated or expanded during the Johnson administration than during any other administration. LBJ traveled to only one--the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park