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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 17 March 2018 via mobile

I really didn’t know much about President Johnson or his wife so this place was very informative. Plus I loved that it’s still got cattle. The state park has long horns, bison and a “living” exhibit with farm animals. You can spend a few hours...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The driving tour was very nice and I discovered a profound respect for LBJ. He was a pioneer for education. Myself being an educator, I felt grateful. The sights and visits along the tour are all a must see. I most loved the schoolhouse he...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We wanted a place to walk our dog and get a little exercise. We chose to stroll the grounds of the living history farm. This homestead used to belong to LBJ's neighbors and the buildings stand exactly where they were built over a hundred years...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Not worth going out of your way but if in the area a worthy site. The exhibits were well presented and interesting information.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this park on a road trip because it was such a pretty day. This was a spontaneous visit and we are so glad we stopped. If it’s a nice day out you can walk the trails and take a look at the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were able to visit several vintage buildings as they would have been on a Texas farm in the late 19th or early 20th century. We happened to be there just in time and got to watch a newborn calf take his first steps. They...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 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 10 February 2018 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 10 February 2018

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

Thank David H
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Reviewed 3 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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Au_Yeong_SK
2 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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momwhiting
21 August 2015|
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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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