Last updated: August 1, 2014
Lyndon Johnson Boyhood Home
Lyndon Johnson's family moved into this home in 1913 when he was 5 years old.
Credit: NPS/Cynthia DormineySam and Rebekah Johnson moved their family into this home in Johnson City in 1913 and raised 5 children here. Lyndon Johnson, the oldest of the children, was 5 when the family moved here from the family farm in Stonewall, Texas. The approximately 300 residents of rural Johnson City had no electricity or indoor plumbing, unlike folks living in larger cities such as Austin, Texas. Many of the programs that came into being during Lyndon Johnson's presidency were intended to help provide the same opportunities to people regardless of their circumstances.Download 6.5 MB
Credit: NPS/Cynthia DormineyLyndon Johnson shared a room and a bed with his younger brother Sam while growing up in Johnson City. While most of the furnishings in the Boyhood Home today are 1920s period pieces, such as this bed, they are similar to what the Johnson children remembered owning.Download 6.3 MB
Credit: NPS/Cynthia DormineyWhen the Johnson family moved into their home in 1913, Sam Johnson set up an office in the breezeway. In addition to conducting business in Johnson City, he served for 12 years in the Texas House of Representatives. Much of what Lyndon Johnson first learned about politics, he learned from his father.Download 5.4 MB