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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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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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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This place is a great museum, portraying a fascinating time in recent history. We took out young children with us and they enjoyed some of the interactive exhibits. There are several floors of exhibits available to explore, we particularly loved the Oval office representation. Great...More

Thank Markclo1
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is my 4th visit to a Presidential Library and museum. The building itself is impressive and shows off in true Texas style (larger than life). Unfortunately, I thought it was not as informative as others I have visited. Too much emphasis on the societal...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is more of a library of the 50s and 60s with a lot of displays of the time period. A fascinating reproduction of the oval office as well. A great gift shop as well!

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Historical facts and LBJ's actions during his Presidency were presented in displays throughout the museum. I think the the displays could have had more substance to them depicting LBJ's actions. It was enlightening to see how much legislation was passed during his administration. You could...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Never been a 100% of a fan of LBJ but this was a really great library and museum. We figured we would be there for two hours and stayed for 3 1/2 hours. The displays were great and the history was very interesting. The "Oval...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

My Mom had suggested I visit. It was interesting and they had a special exhibit of Madeline Albrights' pins. Boy, she had a lot of them and some were really OBNOXIOUS! Worth the visit.

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Worth going to. Without much detail, they do acknowledge the man had flaws. There are movies and audios and things to touch. I would like to have seen more substance.

Thank sgptraveller2014
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We did not realize that LBJ pushed through so much legislation while president. It was very informative and the pin collection of Madeleine Albright is worth seeing and reading about.

Thank polobear99
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Journeyed to Austin primarily to visit this museum and was not disappointed. The breath of LBJ’s political career and the many accomplishments of his presidency was impressive to review. The audio recordings available throughout the exhibits allow you to hear the discussions between such historical...More

Thank Dlupdan
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Worth the stop. Very informative about his entire life,and you go at your own pace. Also has Lady Birds office, and oval office. Must see for history buffs. Also has the pin exhibit of Madeline Albright and why she wore certain pins.

Thank Aunti-Al
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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
14 April 2016|
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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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