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Sam Rayburn Library and Museum

800 W Sam Rayburn Dr, Bonham, TX 75418-4103
+1 903-583-2455
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Thoroughly unenjoyable

What a load of malarky. Usually UT does a great job with their museums, but this one was just... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Austin, Texas
Small but beautiful

This is a small museum, but it is very pretty and is free. If you like old books you will love the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Wayne H
McKinney, Texas
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28 Mar 2017
“Thoroughly unenjoyable”
14 Mar 2017
“Small but beautiful”
800 W Sam Rayburn Dr, Bonham, TX 75418-4103
+1 903-583-2455
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

What a load of malarky. Usually UT does a great job with their museums, but this one was just thoroughly unenjoyable. At least it was free so I only wasted my time.

Thank wwarwick102017
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a small museum, but it is very pretty and is free. If you like old books you will love the library section.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Must see spot in Bonham. Fascinating to learn about this historic Texan who seemed to put country over politics. Young female staffer was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent almost half a day just walking through the museum, listening to the videos and marveling at the furniture. I had missed seeing it on my first visit so it was my one priority when I was able to return to Bonham. I consider...More

Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a gem kept up UT Austin. I didn't know much about Sam Rayburn, but it's nice to learn about a politician that kept humble values throughout his career.

Thank SandyRoads
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Visited because Eisenhower birthplace was busy. You can read from the Speaker's personal library. Docents were helpful and knowledgeable. I would visit again.

Thank RDB_Indep
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Great artifacts and hands on exhibits. Docent was very knowledgeable and a wealth of information! Don't miss it! Replica of Washington was a real treat!

Thank shelbylouise
Reviewed 4 October 2013

The Sam Rayburn Museum is a fine and thorough history of the longest-serving Speaker of the US House of Representatives. It contains interesting artifacts like the Speakers rostrum from the US capitol and the original chandelier from the East Room of the White House. It...More

3  Thank Odis P
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is my first time there and they just had some renovations done there and it is great. I went this first week that they were opened and it is great you get to hear Sam talking and a lot of hands on things to...More

2  Thank Theresa74
Reviewed 20 August 2012

I wasn't looking forward to visiting a "library", but this is so much more! Sam Rayburn was a real public servant and Statesman. The volunteer docent that showed us around was really knowledgeable and pointed out pictures/photos and gave us just enough information to make...More

1  Thank Ed W
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