The park, comprising approximately 675 acres,
provides a variety of opportunities to experience the local and regional
context that greatly influenced the last frontier president. There are two park
districts, one in Johnson City (32 miles east of Fredericksburg) and one near
Stonewall (16 miles east of Fredericksburg). In Johnson City are the National
Historical Park Visitor Center and headquarters; Lyndon Johnson’s boyhood home,
where he lived from the age of 5; the Johnson Settlement, his paternal grandparents’
homestead and cattle ranching center; and Withers & Spauldings, an exhibit
space in an original general store building that displays the many ways
President Johnson gave back to Johnson City, his hometown.
Near Stonewall is
the LBJ Ranch, including the “Texas White House,” the Johnson’s home on the
ranch; the Junction School, site of young Lyndon’s first formal education; his
reconstructed birthplace; his paternal grandparents’ farmhouse; the family
cemetery where he and Mrs. Johnson are interred; the airplane hangar, now a
visitor exhibit space; and the Ranch show barn, focal point of the working
Hereford cattle ranch.
All activities in Johnson City—Visitor Center
exhibits and films, ranger-guided tours of the Boyhood Home, the nature trails
and buildings located in the Johnson Settlement, and Withers &
Spauldings—are free of charge. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Boyhood Home tours are offered from 9 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. The Johnson Settlement is open from dawn until dusk, and Withers
& Spauldings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
Several special events occur throughout the year.
Visit www.nps.gov/lyjo for general
information about the park, its programs and events.
For more information on the Lyndon B. Johnson State
and National Historical Parks, to book your stay in Fredericksburg and
Gillespie County, or to receive a free Fredericksburg visitor information
guide, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.
Posted by: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
Posted on: 01/06/2021