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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737
+1 512-721-0200
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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
+1 512-721-0200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on foot, and it was really difficult to find - I've been to many Presidential Libraries. This is not one of the better ones. The best part was a special exhibit about Madeleine Albright's massive pin collection.

Thank Foodie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with my fourth grader son. Admission is free, and as you would expect from a Presidential Library there is an Oval Office replica and a Presidential Limo. The exhibits are very good, allowing you to experience America from the 1960's.

Thank Roy Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is great. LBJ is definitely an underappreciated president, and this museum will show you why in interesting, interactive and fun ways. Make sure to visit. No restaurant or café inside. Parking is great.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to take the opportunity to go to this site on a rainy afternoon. We were not disappointed by any means. Tons of good displays and lots to read about this tumultuous period in our country. Scale 7/8 of Oval Office...More

Thank Shim L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I learned so much at this museum! I had no idea that LBJ was responsible for so many things that we take for granted these days. Seat belts, Pell Grants, clean air!

Thank Sunny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice and interesting place. I hate I wasn't able to stay longer. I am looking forward to taking my kids to tour.

Thank lashundrav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for the Annual Head Start Conference and learned during the conference that LBJ started this form of education as he knew that ALL students deserved the right to good education. The library is beautifully designed and well curated. There was a...More

Thank PNWAsia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the LBJ Presidential Library and spent hours viewing fascinating exhibits on the life and career of LBJ. It was informative and interesting and we learned a great deal.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic look at a history that I remember well. All exhibits are well done. No matter what you think of LBJ and his time in office this is well worth a look. Good for a visit of 3 hours or more. Could spend all day....More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The LBJ Library was magnificent. We allocated 2 hours and should have allocated 4. LBJ maybe one of our country’s greatest leaders except for his foolish pursuit of the War in Vietnam. The library fairly depicts his strengths and weaknesses. It has telephones so that...More

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16 August 2017|
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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.
Katia R
13 April 2016|
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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.
16 March 2016|
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