Friendship Stones

Concrete squares, each with a different signature, sit in three rows getting smaller in the distance
Recognize any famous names in the Friendship Stones?

NPS Photo / Jack Burton

Quick Facts


Guests of the LBJ Ranch signed wet concrete—instead of the more common paper register—to signify their visit. Known as the "Friendship Stones," these replicas represent a "who's who" from the Johnson era; signatures of fellow politicians, cabinet members, astronauts, religious leaders, celebrities, even beloved dogs were among those immortalized in concrete. For preservation, the original stones are kept in curatorial storage, but look for some originals on display in the park visitor centers.

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

Last updated: March 24, 2022