Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Telling the story of our 36th president beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on the beloved LBJ Ranch.
Welcome to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, the national park that sits in Austin's backyard! This park celebrates the life and legacy of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States.
The park is technically located in Johnson City, just two blocks south of Highway 290. It presents the entire 'circle of life' perspective of one of our nation's most noteworthy citizens, painting the most complete picture of any American presidents. Within the park, you will be able to trace LBJ's birth, childhood, political career, retirement, and death.
Start your tour of the park at the National Park Visitor Center, which itself holds historical value as the former Pedernales Hospital during the Johnson Administration. Inside you will have the option to see two informative movies, one about the Johnson Administration and the other about Ladybird Johnson. You can also relive the 1960's in the permanent exhibit gallery, in which you will see campaign memorabilia, presidential gifts, two ranch branding irons, and much more.
One block away from this visitor center is the LBJ Boyhood Home, furnished in the 1920's style. Guided tours of the home are offered, and when you are finished head outside and take a stroll along the nature trail to the Johnson Settlement, the spot where LBJ's grandparents homesteaded in the 1860s and 1870s. 14 miles west of this settlement your group will find the LBJ Ranch, which includes LBJ's birthplace, home, school, Texas White House, and the family cemetery. 90-minute public tours are offered here at the ranch to get an even more in-depth look at the Johnson family.