Lyndon B. Johnson - Western National Parks Association

Lyndon B. Johnson

National Historical Park


Learn the story of our 36th president, beginning with his ancestors and ending with his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This extensive viewpoint gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America’s most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of any American president.

Lyndon B, Johnson National Historical Park

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Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park is approximately 1,570 acres and preserves both the childhood and adult homes of former president Lyndon Johnson. Located in the Texas Hill Country, a varied landscape of hills, meadows, forests, rivers, ranches, and small towns, the park was established on December 2, 1969. Originally comprising only Johnson’s birthplace and boyhood home, later donations of land by the Johnson family brought the park to its present size. While she was First Lady of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson was a champion of national parks and urban renewal as a way to improve quality of life everywhere. Today, visitors explore the places that shaped the personality and philosophy of our 36th president, including what is known as “the Texas White House,” where Johnson spent one-quarter of his presidency, and the LBJ Ranch, which is still a working cattle ranch.

Stories from Lyndon B. Johnson

Dendrochronological Investigation of the Samuel E. Johnson Farmhouse at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Assessing Interpretive Outcomes in the Intermountain Region (Year 2)
Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$136 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

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National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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