LBJ Presidential Library
At the library, visitors will 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. - LBJPL
Welcome to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, otherwise known as the LBJ Presidential Library. Located on 30 acres within the University of Texas Austin campus, this outstanding resource will enlighten you on all that is our 36th president, from his personal life and marriage to his response to the JFK assassination and effects of it during and after his presidency.
As only one of 14 presidential libraries in the U.S, LBJ is one of the highest respected historic facets of the city of Austin, the architecture outside modern and monolithic, the contents inside educational and insightful. You will get to examine countless documents, photos, artifacts, and other various mementos while here, and even see a replica of the Oval Office. The exhibits displayed hold elements of both history and cultural art and are mostly interactive. The entire collection holds over 45 million pages within the archives, over 650,000 photos, and even 55,000 different artifacts from the Johnson family and other notable Americans over the years.
Be sure to visit the Six Day War and Vietnam War displays, LBJ Legacy Effects exhibit, and take a peek at Lady Bird's office in which many of her notable environmental efforts were undertaken. The Legacy Gallery, another popular part of the library, tells about the impact on America after the infamous 1963 JFK assassination, so be sure to check that out!
There is also an onsite shop with educational books, DVDs, and fun souvenirs as well.