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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.
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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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Reviewed yesterday

Regardless of your politics this is a fabulous place to get insight into the LBJ years especially the Vietnam war time period. I came away with a lot more respect for who LBJ was after touring.

Thank yardranger
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were greeted by an exceptional staff who were very gracious to us. Spent over 3 hours looking at tremendous photography, listening to recordings, watching videos and enjoyed every minute. There are three floors of historical gems and treasures on the UT campus. Free parking...More

Thank Anita R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We almost didn't go here, thinking "why would we want to see a presidential library" -- but it's also a museum, a very interesting museum. This ended up being our favorite site we visited while in Austin.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kids were bored but parents found it very interesting to see all LBJ actually did. Very nice and worth seeing

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lyndon Johnson was one of our most consequential and accomplished presidents - whether or not you agree with what he did, you can't argue that he got a lot of things done and was involved in many historic moments. The LBJ Library and Museum has...More

Thank homanjim
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located on Univ of Texas very near Stadium. The no. 100 bus goes from Visitor Ctr, Convention Ctr, Downtown directly to site. Has an admission fee w/ various discounts, approx $7 each. Beautiful design. Greeted by LBJ limo. Exhibits on 3, 4 & 10th floors....More

Thank MelMel703
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nicely done museum that provides an unvarnished look at LBJ and his presidency (1963-1969) from the shocking JFK assassination to his surprising TV speech announcing he would not seek re-election in 1968. Don't miss the videos on LBJ and the 60's, they are...More

Thank DFerg1961
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is put together well. It is three floors. The information covers the events of LBJ's presidency, as well as his family life and upbringing. General adult admission is $10. Parking is free.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting history with interactive displays. Tip: start on the first floor and watch the short video to give yourself a brief history lesson on LBJ. Next, go to the 10th floor & work your way down. Currently there is a exhibit on PBS. They...More

Thank Jayson F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One if best museums I've travelled to in a long time. Truly historic and well organized. I never knew LBJ was this compassionate President. His legacy is remarkable and glad to have learned so much about him. This is a must if you go to...More

Thank Austinpower312
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Katia R
13 April 2016|
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Response from Nora F | Reviewed this property |
We had guess passes because my brother works there. I believe is about $5-8. I don't believe is any more than that.
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wifey3460
16 March 2016|
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Response from LBJLibrary | Property representative |
Hi there! The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of accommodations. Very comprehensive. As for a specific recommendation - the library is located on the UT Austin campus. Anything near the university... More
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Response from flylikeahawk | Reviewed this property |
Presidential museums should not be rushed if you want to get the most out of them. I have taken in 3 in the last 18 months and spent aobut 3 hours in each and only hit the high spots. If you simply want to do a fly through... More
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