• The Texas White House

    Lyndon B Johnson

    National Historical Park Texas

Visitor Centers

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
Visitor Center
The former Pedernales Hospital, built during the Johnson Administration, became the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center in 1994. Here park rangers will be happy to provide you with maps and assist you in planning your visit.


 
Location

Intersection of Ladybird Lane and Avenue G in Johnson City, TX

Open
Daily, year-round from 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

 
Viewing exhibits in the Visitor Center
Exhibits
A permanent exhibit gallery showcases Lyndon Johnson's life and accomplishments. It includes a world events timeline and a display depicting the highlights of LBJ's Great Society programs. Some of the items on exhibit are campaign memorabilia, gifts that President Johnson gave, and two of the LBJ Ranch branding irons. There are also two "Friendship Stones," concrete blocks signed by visitors to the Texas White House.
 
Lady Bird Johnson's crimson dress
The exhibits include a tribute to Mrs. "Lady Bird" Johnson. Her commitment to the environment continues the work of our "Conservation President." Visitors can view Mrs. Johnson's crimson suit and the White House china designed for the Johnson administration.


 

Two video presentations are offered, both 30 minutes in length. One is about the Johnson Administration, the other, about Mrs. Johnson's life and achievements.

 
Visitor Services
The Western National Parks Association operates a bookstore and educational gift shop. Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available.
 
LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center
 
LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center
 

The LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center is located on Highway 290 approximately 14 miles west of Johnson City and 16 miles east of Fredericksburg. Begin your tour of the LBJ Ranch here by

  • picking up a map and free permit for a self-guided driving tour of the ranch in your private vehicle. An audio CD is also available for purchase to narrate your drive.

Exhibits, movies, and a book and gift store are also available to visitors. Facilities include restrooms and drinking fountains.

 

Open
Daily, year-round from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

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