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Lyndon B. Johnson Boyhood Home

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Address: Johnson City, TX
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LBJ's boyhood home

I love historic sites and this was a good one. Great way to get a feel for what it was like growing up very poor in a small Texas Hill Country town in the 1920s.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love historic sites and this was a good one. Great way to get a feel for what it was like growing up very poor in a small Texas Hill Country town in the 1920s.

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Halstead, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't spend a lot of time here, although the museum was nice. It was a nice, short stop and is a pretty home.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Also having a couple of dogs with us, it was nice that we could take them out for a walk around this block. In the visitor's center they have a little exhibit, which is actually quite nice. A pretty decent little gift store also

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be confused with the Texas Whitehouse (between Fredericksburg and Johnson City), this is the LBJ boyhood home immediately near the LBJ national historical museum. The tourguide/docent was knowledgeable and gave a clear and interesting tour of LBJ's home and the city that molded our 36th President.

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To find out when the tours are for LBJ's boyhood home, visit the National Park Service center across the street from the home. We went in to find out info, and discovered that there was a tour in just a few minutes from our arrival, so we viewed some of the LBJ history in the center and then went over... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great reconstruction of President Johnson's boyhood home! The entire self-guided tour that takes you through his first school, home and ending at the Texas White House is highly recommended !

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I learned a lot about LBJ from taking this tour. The park ranger who gave the tour was very informative about President Johnson's history. The house itself was charming, as were the grounds and the other buildings belonging to LBJ's grandparents. I recommend it highly.

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a well-organized national park with a visitor’s center as well as the Johnson house and several other exhibits. You get some nice insights into Johnson’s early life and his personality when you tour his boyhood home. (Even as a boy, he apparently liked interacting with adults.) By today’s standards, the house seems primitive, with an outhouse in the... More 

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Thank Ruth G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour of the house. It's hard to imagine living without microwaves, tv's, cellphones and in some cases indoor plumbing. Although the outside of the house looks small, the inside was pretty spacious and would have been very comfortable for the times. President Johnson's family were on the wealthier side and could afford more comforts than most in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a great way to learn about how LBJ grew up and what shaped his thoughts. It was also a very good look at just life in general around that time frame. Adorable place and nicely set up. You wait on the front porch for a tour that happens every half hour and takes about 20 minutes. Not a... More 

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