Fredericksburg, Texas - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

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 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


Posted by: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
Posted on: 01/06/2021

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