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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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History at it’s finest

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Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.
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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Regardless of your political mindset it is important to see what path history has carved. This is a great location to do this. Very informative and beautiful layout. Highly enjoyed learning about this time in history and also the Oval Office exhibit, ladybird johnson history,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OK, we admit it, we are history geeks. Especially American history. And we are old enough to remember when LBJ became president and all of the unrest that went with that time-Which ultimately led to change. This museum did not disappoint. There were interactive displays...More

Thank ChrisMVSS
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had no idea of the LBJ legacy. Highly interesting; gives perspective to the JFK assassination, Vietnam war, and MLK's assassination. Very relevant for today.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent about 1.5 hours at the museum. We found it interesting, but it didn’t knock our socks off. The LBJ animatronic was a little creepy - VERY realistic!!!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second time we've been to the LBJ Presidential Library and we will haven't seen and heard it all. The recordings of his conversations with other leaders are fascinating. I am always amazed at all the social programs that he began that we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always search for presidential libraries in any state we are in. This one was a moce stop and we enjoyed it. In nice area and parking available

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful and informative. A must see for every American. Not only about Johnson but a slice in time. Johnson proved that hard work and determination is the key to success. We remember Johnson for his failure over Vietnam but his Great Society legislation changed America...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been to this library 3 times and it never disappoints!! So interesting and informative, from LBJs early political career through JFKs assassination and into the Vietnam era - highlights are the many programs he started!! Displays often change, declassified documents and phone recordings take you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Right next to or in the University of Texas grounds, this library has plenty to see. Spend an hour or five.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband is a retired History teacher. Since his retirement, he has made it a priority to visit all 13 Presidential Libraries. This was #13! I have visited several with him and this one is great because it represents the era when we were growing...More

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webbgirl49
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Response from Casperini | Reviewed this property |
We expected to be there for two hours, stayed 4! And that doesn't include the Gift Shop. What took the longest was maybe the most satisfying-- the tapes of phone conversations between LBJ and many fascinating people.
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Katia R
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Response from Nora F | Reviewed this property |
We had guess passes because my brother works there. I believe is about $5-8. I don't believe is any more than that.
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wifey3460
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Response from LBJLibrary | Property representative |
Hi there! The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of accommodations. Very comprehensive. As for a specific recommendation - the library is located on the UT Austin campus. Anything near the university... More
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