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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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We have visited several presidential libraries. This one is very interesting especially since we... read more

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The LBJ presidential library is very manageable and fascinating collection showing both sides of... read more

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Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited several presidential libraries. This one is very interesting especially since we lived through some much of the history.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The LBJ presidential library is very manageable and fascinating collection showing both sides of his legacy -civil rights, master of congress vs Vietnam. We loved the photo opp with LBJ towering over you, listening to his actual conversations with Lady Bird and MLK. A replica...More

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Reviewed yesterday

LBJ’s presidency was at a dark time in our nation’s history. Here at the LBJ Library you will get a good view of not only the Vietnam War and the protests against it but LBJ’s desire to help the Civil Rights Movement. It was new...More

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A child of the sixties, who developed a profound disgust about LBJ, and much of what he represented, I have mellowed. Knew a great deal,thank you Robert Caro, but learned more at the museum and Library. I enjoyed being transported back to his time..It is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Museum and Library is very well done and organized for interested viewers, students, and researchers. We spent our entire time in the museum exhibits highlighting LBJ’s early years, the eventful and turbulent presidential years with insights into his many accomplishments and momentous decisions. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the entrance fee. I spent much more time then I originally thought I would. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

As this was one of the Presidents of our childhood, my husband and I were excited to visit this Presidential Library. While parking is conveniently located right in front of the Library, it is not well marked. We were concerned that we were in a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed this interactive Presidential Library. I've visited 5 so far, and this ranks high next to President Reagan's.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a must see, but nice if you have a spare 2 hours. Not a lot of artifacts. Lot's of reading. They have a few videos categorized by period that are very well done. The library is a $7 uber ride from downtown and can...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

An informative and interesting review of the LBJ Presidency, and of that time in history, this museum is filled with fascinating exhibits. Whether you revered him or not, you will find a visit to the library very engaging.

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webbgirl49
16 August 2017|
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Response from Casperini | Reviewed this property |
We expected to be there for two hours, stayed 4! And that doesn't include the Gift Shop. What took the longest was maybe the most satisfying-- the tapes of phone conversations between LBJ and many fascinating people.
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Katia R
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Response from Nora F | Reviewed this property |
We had guess passes because my brother works there. I believe is about $5-8. I don't believe is any more than that.
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wifey3460
16 March 2016|
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Response from LBJLibrary | Property representative |
Hi there! The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of accommodations. Very comprehensive. As for a specific recommendation - the library is located on the UT Austin campus. Anything near the university... More
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