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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 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a great tribute to Lyndon B Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson. It was amazing to see the docile cows lined up along the trail as if they were posing for a photo from you. The Johnson family cemetery is peaceful with huge oak trees...More

Thank Mantle22
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had a marvelous time! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun! We learned so much from him! He knew every answer to the questions he was asked! The ranch is beautifully maintained. No complaints at all!!

Thank jodajoda1
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Took a scenic drive with this state park as a rough destination. Drive thru the hill country was awesome, saw deer and wild turkeys. When I got to the park, I wished I would have left earlier. The visitor center, presidential home, and working ranch...More

Thank WisTrippers
Reviewed 8 August 2017

LBJ real life as well as some legend is real in this part of Texas. Living near the LBJ Ranch, many of the "old timers" that worked for LBJ or Lady Bird share their stories. Going to the Ranch to see for ones self the...More

Thank Zeke78671
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It is a neat place for history buffs. Take the home tour. You will be surprised at the home. Pretty modest for a president. I enjoyed the small car collection too. Don't forget to stop at the cemetery.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My humble recommendation is to begin this exploration at Lyndon B. Johnson's Boyhood Home in Johnson City, Texas. The official name is Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park-Johnson City District. I spent about two hours there, and quite frankly, I really needed 1-2 more hours...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place with lots of history . LBJ tour is great you can drive around and see all the historical spots including a working ranch , the presidents residence , family cemetery, wild life , beautiful scenery . Great place for taking photos...More

Thank DAN P
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This park is really large, spread out but not particular inviting. There was not much of a place for light hikes and we had a difficult time finding good shady picnic tables.There were areas for some sports, but it is so far between the different...More

Thank bandmanjp
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative! Enjoyed seeing the 60's version of the Texas Whitehouse via LBJ. Start with the LBJ Library in Austin and then come here for a more complete understanding of the Johnsons. Don't miss the Lady Bird Wildflower Center!!!!

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lots of different views about LBJ as President, however he was/is the only true Texan President. Lots of good background on his career and political views. Nice drive around the ranch (get the CD at the park gift shop where you get the permit) prior...More

Thank Ronald D
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Au_Yeong_SK
1 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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