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Contact: Dave Schafer, 830-868-7128 x 235
UPDATE: The Boyhood Home reopened for tours on Friday, May 20.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has announced that President Johnson's boyhood home in Johnson City will be closed for public tours for about two weeks, beginning on Wednesday, April 20, and ending approximately Friday, May 6, 2016. The park is closing the home in order to re-roof the historic home—an important preservation project for the park. A contractor will be replacing the home's cedar shingles to maintain the structure's historic look. The re-roofing project is weather dependent and may have to be extended beyond May 6. For updates on the re-opening of the house for public tours, please check the park's website at www.nps.gov/lyjo.
Lyndon Johnson moved into the home in Johnson City at age five in 1913. Johnson lived in the house through most of his childhood. In 1969 the house came into the national park system. In the early 1970s the National Park Service restored and furnished the house much as it would have appeared in the 1920s when the future president was a teenager.
All other park facilities will be open to the public during this time including the Johnson Settlement and the park visitor center in Johnson City, and the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House near Stonewall.
Texas White House tours will continue to be offered each day from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Tours are $3.00 per person 18 and over. Children 17 and under are free.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 410 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice. The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this year. Find out more at http://findyourpark.com.