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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
+1 830-644-2252
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Visitors to this day use park can enjoy historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. As of May 2014, the park is home to part of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come. Be sure to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm, presented as it was in 1918. Interpreters wear period clothing, do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, and conduct tours for the visitors. Located east of the visitor center, off the nature trail. The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo, longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. It contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built by German immigrant H. C. Behrens during the 1870s. The furnishings are typical of such homes in that period. Visitors can further explore the history of these immigrants by viewing the 1860s Danz family log cabin located just west of the Visitor Center. An auditorium in the visitor center complex will accommodate 234 persons for state performances or films. An outdoor amphitheater is used for a variety of programs. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past wildlife enclosures stocked with bison, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, other native wildlife, and longhorn cattle. Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. The Annual LBJ Tree Lighting takes place in mid-December. Educational & Interpretive Programs Tours of the complex, including the Sauer-Beckmann farm with its smokehouse, Victorian style house, garden, and log house lasts approximately an hour; group reservations are accepted. No entrance fee is required, but donation boxes are available. Individuals and families can take the tour on a first-come, first-serve basis.Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. Self-guided tours of the Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center. Among the sites on the Ranch are the one-room Junction School first attended by the four-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson in 1912, reconstructed birthplace and nearby Johnson family cemetery where the former President is buried, and the Texas White House. The drive also takes visitors through the pasturelands where Hereford cattle, descended from those owned by President Johnson, can be viewed. Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center and are available daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when the national park is closed. For more information & hours of operation, visit the LBJ National Historical Park web site. Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs. Natural Features The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo (American bison), longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display.
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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Up close and personal, this park allows you to experience the way President Lyndon B. Johnson lived and worked outside of Washington, DC. The tour was free to drive the circumference of the ranch. Today it was free to have the guided tour of the...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place my husband and I go every year. This year they had the cd of the tour in stock and we used it in the car as we toured. What a place! I don't think if I had been the President that...More

Thank Kimmy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were just driving around nd found this beautiful place. It free to get in and tour the property. Does have a guided tour for $3 of the white house on property. They have pioneer's living just as if it was 1920....More

Thank Christina H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive through was nice and the cd helped. At the house, the tour was great, we had Mike a ranger and he gave a lot of info extra. it was worth the stop!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the ranch almost 20 years ago and this time we thought we would check out the Texas White House. Mrs. "Ladybird" Johnson was still living in the house when we were in the area last but now they restored the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had not preplanned the visit to this ranch but are SO glad we realized it was here and open. Loved this historic sight! Felt we were glimpsing a small portion of the Johnson Family life. Learned a lot that we had not known before about...More

Thank C H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Fredricksburg for a long weekend, on the spur of the moment, we decided to visit the park and the "Texas White House". I am so glad we did. The ranch itself is so very beautiful with all of the very old oak trees...More

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our day here. The tour of the “Texas White House” was our favorite. The tour guides were helpful and knowledgeable as well. Would I go out of my way to go here? Probably not. But, if making a day out of the area,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute add to our list, but I am so glad we went. Make sure you have plenty of time to tour the park. We were there for three and half hours. There are really three parts to the park. The first...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour of the "Texas White House " when LBJ was President. The National Park Service does a fantastic job maintaining this park. Our guide was very knowledgable and had great insight. Made us think more doubt LBJ and Lady Bird for all they did...More

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Au_Yeong_SK
1 April 2016|
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Response from Tecolutla11 | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be able to get a tour through your Hotel in Fredericksburg. Check with them when you arrive. It is a beautiful time of the year to visit LBJ Natinal Park!!
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momwhiting
20 August 2015|
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Response from Tiffany O | Property representative |
Hello. My name is Tiffany and I am with LBJ State Park. It usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours to see everything that we have to offer here at the park. So what I would recommend is planning a full LBJ... More
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