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Lyndon B. Johnson Boyhood Home

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Address: Johnson City, TX
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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A nice peek into the early life of Lyndon Johnson...

Great reconstruction of President Johnson's boyhood home! The entire self-guided tour that takes you through his first school, home and ending at the Texas White House is highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AartsS11
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great reconstruction of President Johnson's boyhood home! The entire self-guided tour that takes you through his first school, home and ending at the Texas White House is highly recommended !

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned a lot about LBJ from taking this tour. The park ranger who gave the tour was very informative about President Johnson's history. The house itself was charming, as were the grounds and the other buildings belonging to LBJ's grandparents. I recommend it highly.

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-organized national park with a visitor’s center as well as the Johnson house and several other exhibits. You get some nice insights into Johnson’s early life and his personality when you tour his boyhood home. (Even as a boy, he apparently liked interacting with adults.) By today’s standards, the house seems primitive, with an outhouse in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour of the house. It's hard to imagine living without microwaves, tv's, cellphones and in some cases indoor plumbing. Although the outside of the house looks small, the inside was pretty spacious and would have been very comfortable for the times. President Johnson's family were on the wealthier side and could afford more comforts than most in the... More 

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Thank dsheets2
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a great way to learn about how LBJ grew up and what shaped his thoughts. It was also a very good look at just life in general around that time frame. Adorable place and nicely set up. You wait on the front porch for a tour that happens every half hour and takes about 20 minutes. Not a... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This wonderful little home has been restored to the way it looked in the 1920s. It really is a sweet house and seemed to have conveniences that rural homes of that time period would not have had---running water, telephone, radio and electricity, for example. Clearly the Johnsons were not wealthy, but they had more than their neighbors. Johnson grew up... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Authentic down to the cattle! Well restored site with interesting detail and facts. Our guide was very helpful and informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 955 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Johnson City is where LBJ grew up and his boyhood home is open for visiting by guided tour (meet on the front porch). It's best to drop by the Visitors' Center first to get an orientation of the many things you can visit in Johnson City as well as look at some informative displays. The home is just steps away... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Part of the National Parks, be sure to take your Passport Book to get the stamp. The guided tour lasted about 20 mins. & was excellent. Visit this spot first then drive 20 minutes over to the LBJ Ranch to continue your history lesson.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The house itself was interesting to look at, but the ranger guide we had for the boyhood home tour wasn't great. He went through his spiel at 100 miles per hour, and didn't really give anyone an opportunity to ask questions (maybe that would cause him to forget the rest of the speech? who knows.) It was as though he... More 

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