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Address: 800 W Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX
Phone Number: +1 903-583-2455

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A "Must See"

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 it a "must see". It is so well done and I learned so much about... More 

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Powderly, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Bent NM
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 gives political insight in depth. It has many cartoons of the day and letters from... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 listen to.

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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 us want to continue on our own. We will definitely be going back when we... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

I am just a history "nut!" I liked everyhting about the museum. It is neat to look back and see how people lived many years ago.

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batesville indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

There is no charge to walk into this museum and we spent one hour there. We were the only people there. The museum consists of several rooms that flow his life with photos, artifacts, and messages. While it is informative, it has a feel that it has not been updated since its opening.

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