Visitor Centers

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

A large brown sign stands in front of a stone building. It reads "Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Visitor Center and Park Headquarters"
Learn about the lives of President and Mrs. Johnson and pick up orientation information.

NPS/Cynthia Dorminey


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.


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

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

Viewing exhibits in the Visitor Center
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
Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available.
A wall of glass lines the front of the airplane hangar now that the door is permanently open.
The airplane hangar has served numerous functions over the years, including serving now as a visitor center.

NPS/Jack Burton



LBJ State Park and Historic Site

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.

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


Daily, year-round from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Last updated: August 31, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 329
Johnson City, TX 78636


830 868-7128

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