Johnson City, TX 78636
By car to National Park Headquarters and the Visitor Center in Johnson City: From Austin, take Highway 290 west. From San Antonio, take Highway 281 north. From Fredericksburg, take Highway 290 east. By car to the LBJ Ranch and LBJ State Park and Historic Site: From Johnson City, take Highway 290 fourteen miles west to the LBJ State Park. From Fredericksburg, take Highway 290 sixteen miles east to the LBJ State Park. The nearest major airports are in Austin and San Antonio.
Overall, the park enjoys a sunny, mild climate during three seasons of the year. Spring: Temperatures range from 45 F to 85 F (7 C/29 C). Rain is common in April and May. Summer: Temperatures range from 70 F to 95 F (21 C/35 C). Temperatures can exceed 100 F (38 C) in July and August. Lightweight clothing and sunscreen are advisable. Be prepared with plenty of water. Fall: Temperatures range from 45 F to 85 F (7 C/29 C). Winter: Temperatures range from 35 F to 65 F (2 C/18 C) . Snow and ice are rare.
Entrance - $0.00
The park does not charge an entrance fee. A fee is charged for tours of the ground floor of the Texas White House and is as follows: Ages 18 and older: $3.00 Ages 17 and younger: free
The former Pedernales Hospital, built during the Johnson Administration, became the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center in 1994. An exhibit gallery showcases Lyndon Johnson's life and accomplishments. The exhibits include a tribute to Mrs. "Lady Bird" Johnson. Her commitment to the environment continues the work of our "Conservation President." Two 30-minute movies are offered. One is about the Johnson Administration, the other, about Mrs. Johnson's life and accomplishments.
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.