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Address: 800 W Sam Rayburn Dr, Bonham, TX 75418-4103
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+1 903-583-2455

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Learning about the Man Sam.

This is a gem kept up UT Austin. I didn't know much about Sam Rayburn, but it's nice to learn about a politician that kept humble values throughout his career.

Reviewed 31 July 2015
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Powderly, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

What a load of malarky. Usually UT does a great job with their museums, but this one was just thoroughly unenjoyable. At least it was free so I only wasted my time.

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McKinney, Texas
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a small museum, but it is very pretty and is free. If you like old books you will love the library section.

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Arlington, TX
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Must see spot in Bonham. Fascinating to learn about this historic Texan who seemed to put country over politics. Young female staffer was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Carol H
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I spent almost half a day just walking through the museum, listening to the videos and marveling at the furniture. I had missed seeing it on my first visit so it was my one priority when I was able to return to Bonham. I consider it a "must see". It is so well done and I learned so much about... More 

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Powderly, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a gem kept up UT Austin. I didn't know much about Sam Rayburn, but it's nice to learn about a politician that kept humble values throughout his career.

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Thank SandyRoads
Independence, Missouri
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Visited because Eisenhower birthplace was busy. You can read from the Speaker's personal library. Docents were helpful and knowledgeable. I would visit again.

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Texas
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Great artifacts and hands on exhibits. Docent was very knowledgeable and a wealth of information! Don't miss it! Replica of Washington was a real treat!

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Thank shelbylouise
Bent NM
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The Sam Rayburn Museum is a fine and thorough history of the longest-serving Speaker of the US House of Representatives. It contains interesting artifacts like the Speakers rostrum from the US capitol and the original chandelier from the East Room of the White House. It gives political insight in depth. It has many cartoons of the day and letters from... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is my first time there and they just had some renovations done there and it is great. I went this first week that they were opened and it is great you get to hear Sam talking and a lot of hands on things to listen to.

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Jasper, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

I wasn't looking forward to visiting a "library", but this is so much more! Sam Rayburn was a real public servant and Statesman. The volunteer docent that showed us around was really knowledgeable and pointed out pictures/photos and gave us just enough information to make us want to continue on our own. We will definitely be going back when we... More 

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