The park is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The Visitor
Center is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Various guided tours of the LBJ Boyhood Home in
Johnson City are offered seven days a week.
Self-guided tours of the Johnson
Settlement, also in Johnson City, are available from 9:00 a.m. until sunset seven days a
week. Costumed or ranger-guided interpretive tours of the Johnson Settlement are offered
as staffing permits.
Bus tours of the LBJ Ranch near
Stonewall are conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. Bus Tours are $3
per person, children 6 and under are free. At this time we cannot accept credit cards as
payment for ranch tour tickets. Bus tours last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
After hours self-guided tours of a portion of the Ranch are available seven days a week
from 5:00 p.m. until dusk.
CAR - To Park Headquarters and the Visitor Center in Johnson City: From Austin, take
Highway 290 westbound. At the signal light in Johnson City, turn left (still on 290),
towards Fredericksburg. Go three blocks and turn left on Avenue F. Go two blocks and turn
right onto Ladybird Lane. The parking lot and visitor center are on the left.
From San Antonio, take Highway 281
northbound until it joins Highway 290 and follow the above directions from the signal
light in Johnson City to the Visitor Center.
From Fredericksburg, take Highway 290
eastbound to Johnson City. After passing the blinking traffic light, go two blocks and
turn right onto Avenue F. Follow the above directions for parking.
Note: You will pass the LBJ Ranch
District before you get to Johnson City -- see next direction.
To the LBJ Ranch:
From Park Headquarters in Johnson City, take Highway 290 fourteen miles westbound to the
LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Tickets for the LBJ Ranch bus tour are purchased at the
LBJ State Park Visitor Center near Stonewall. At this time, we cannot accept credit cards
as payment for the ranch tour tickets.
Weather & Climate
Overall, the park enjoys a sunny, mild climate during three seasons of the year. The rainy
month is usually April. Winter temperatures are usually in the 50s; snow and ice are rare.
Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees in July and August, with high humidity.
Lightweight clothing and sunscreen are advisable in the summer months, and walking shoes
are recommended for those touring the Johnson Settlement.
Most facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible. Closed captioning is provided for
the two videos in the Visitor Center.
To get to the LBJ Ranch from Park Headquarters, take Highway 290 fourteen miles westbound
to the LBJ State Historical Park. Tickets for the LBJ Ranch bus tour are purchased at the
State Park Visitor Center.
LBJ RANCH BUS TOUR
$3.00 for One Time
There is no fee to visit the Johnson City District. Donations are gratefully accepted.
There is a $3.00 per person fee to take the bus tour of the LBJ Ranch for persons who are
seven years old or older. At this time we cannot accept credit cards as payment for ranch
tour tickets. Younger children are free. Bus tours last approximately one hour and fifteen
LBJ RANCH GROUP TOURS
$3.00 for One Time
Reservations for educational programs and groups of 15 or more people are necessary.
Commercial filming and photography permits are arranged on an individual basis, as are
requests for any other special uses of the park. Contact the park for more information,
830-868-7128 ext. 231.
JOHNSON CITY DISTRICT
Open All Year
Location - Johnson City, Texas
Available Facilities - The Visitor Center in Johnson City contains a permanent
exhibit gallery that showcases Lyndon Johnson's life and accomplishments. It includes a
world events timeline, a display depicting the highlights of LBJ's Great Society programs,
and a tribute to Mrs. "Lady Bird" Johnson. Also offered are two video
presentations, both 30 minutes in length. One is about the Johnson Administration, the
other, about Mrs. Johnson's life and achievements. Johnson Settlement: Lyndon Johnson's
grandfather and great-uncle established a cattle droving headquarters here in the 1860s.
Their log cabin and subsequent barns, cooler house, and windmill are still here. There is
also a modern exhibit center focusing on the cattle business, early Johnson family and
settlement history, and Hill Country survival. A chuckwagon and longhorn cattle round out
the "cowboy" atmosphere. Lyndon Johnson's Boyhood Home: The former president
lived here from the age of five until his high school graduation in 1924. The home is
furnished in the early to mid-1920s period and as such depicts a rural Texas lifestyle of
75 years ago.
Open All Year
Location - 3 miles east of Stonewall, Texas on Highway 290
Available Facilities - Bus tours of the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall are conducted from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. After hours self-guided tours of a portion of
the Ranch are available seven days a week from 5:00 p.m. until dusk. The LBJ Ranch House,
known as the Texas White House, was the home of President Johnson and a center of
political activity for more than 20 years. Today, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson resides here. The
Reconstructed Birthplace was built by President Johnson in 1964 on the site where he was
born in 1908. The Johnsons furnished the home with family memorabilia and used it as a
guest cottage. Along with his ancestors, President Johnson was buried at the Johnson
Family Cemetery. Lyndon Johnson first attended classes in the one-room Junction School
House at the age of four. And as president, he signed into law the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act at the same one-room school. Registered Hereford cattle graze at
the ranch and are displayed at the Show Barn.
Email - LYJO_Superintendent@nps.gov
P.O. Box 329
Johnson City, TX 78636
Visitor Information - 830 868 7128 ext.244
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