Texas White House Closure

A golden glow lights up the Texas White House in early morning.
 
September 12, 2019

A temporary closure of the Texas White House and the adjacent Pool House is still in place due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. Both facilities are located within the ranch district of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

In May, a team of engineers and architects on contract with the NPS’ Intermountain Region and Denver Service Center conducted an on-site assessment of the Texas White House, Hangar Visitor Center, sanitary waste/septic systems, data/communication infrastructure, and site drainage throughout the Texas White House Complex. Park staff received the consultant's preliminary report in July and have been working to review the document and provide feedback. Ultimately, the final report will be used to create an extensive rehabilitation project proposal and to solicit funding. We are pleased to be making progress on this important project, and look forward to sharing more information as it becomes available.

Additionally, the park has awarded a design/build contract for renovations to the Pool House. The contract seeks to mitigate environmental issues, increase building accessibility, and make improvements to the office space in the building. Work will be ongoing through winter 2019-2020.

All other park facilities are open to the public. These include the Johnson Settlement, President Johnson's boyhood home, and the park visitor center in Johnson City. The LBJ Ranch driving tour is not affected, and the LBJ Ranch hangar visitor center is open as normal. The hangar visitor center features exhibits, artifacts, an award-winning 14-minute film, and a Western National Parks Association sales outlet.

 
August 2, 2018

The National Park Service is temporarily closing the Texas White House and the adjacent Pool House until further notice due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. Both facilities are located within Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

The NPS is taking immediate action to investigate the safety concerns, which include closing both facilities. Both buildings will remain closed until the NPS can confirm that the facilities do not pose safety concerns.

All other park facilities are open to the public. These include the Johnson settlement, President Johnson's boyhood home, and the park visitor center in Johnson City. The LBJ Ranch driving tour is not affected, and the LBJ Ranch hangar visitor center is open as normal. The hangar visitor center features exhibits, artifacts, an award-winning 14-minute film, and a Western National Parks Association sales outlet.

Last updated: September 13, 2019

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