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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 5 days ago via mobile

We bought tickets (3 adult tickets and kids free) for 1:45PM tour of Texas White House, we waited for almost 30 minutes for our turn. When the tour start , the guide counted us and bluntly told us (specifically look at us) that she can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the farm in the park, the visitor center and tour of the Texas White House. Lovely drive through the park

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was gratified to discover the focus was on LBJ's life before his career in politics began. Instead, this museum looks at his rural roots and how the Hill Country, and especially this ranch, shaped him into the man he became. Informative and interesting. A...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It was so great to view a part of history and enjoy very Informational Park Guides. Would visit this park again.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A great place to go when visiting Texas, you can see the livestock, plants, buildings, and tour into the Texas White House! On the tour, you can see most of the rooms, the big old oak tree, the pool, and the spot that Lyndon Johnson...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Spent several hours here on a day in October as part of a Texas vacation. Did the walk in the state park section to the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. The people re-enacting the farm were very friendly and explained food/things of the times. Can spend some time...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This was an easy place to visit. You drive up in your car. It doesn't cost anything to enter. It's sort of like a drive through safari without the exotic animals. There are places to stop along the way and read the signs, which was...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The winter sunshine warmed the cool air. Not a cloud could be seen on this brilliant winter’s day. We drove through miles and miles of Texas to the LBJ ranch, as multitudes of tourists have done over the decades to visit the historic home of...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

we started to skip this. i am glad we did not. i love history and respect the office of the president. the first buildings you come to, you must get a free paper to put in your windshield. you can get a map, too. there...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Didn't know to much about LBJ or Lady Bird until I visited the ranch. Learned a lot of interesting things about both and their family. Did not realize this was a working ranch always and still is. Run by the Park Rangers now. A beautiful...More

Thank Dolores W
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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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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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