Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This entire “circle of life” gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America’s most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of any American president.
In this presidential park, it is possible to trace the ancestry and heritage of our 36th President as well as his birth, childhood, political career, retirement, and death. Time spent at the visitor center and each of the historic areas will offer you a different perspective of President Lyndon Johnson’s life.
Whether you have 30 minutes or a full day, there are many opportunities in the park to learn about President Johnson. Here are a few ideas on how to spend your time. Keep in mind that 14 miles separate the two visitor areas of the park: Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch/LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Allow 20 minutes to travel from one area to the other.
The National Park Visitor has two 30-minute videos to choose from: Ladybird Johnson and LBJ the President. There is a third movie shown at the LBJ State Park visitor center titled The Hill Country, LBJ’s Texas.