Touring the Texas White House
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.
Also in 2008 the LBJ Ranch was opened to private vehicular traffic for the first time.
To see the LBJ Ranch and the
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.
House Tour Length and Group Size:
Hours of Operation
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.
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.
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)