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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 yesterday via mobile

This library gives a softer view of LBJ. It focuses on his successes with the Civil Rights legislation, Medicare and a multitude of other Great Society legislation. You do get a view on Vietnam, but it tries hard not to have that define his whole...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative and a great recap of the times. Loved seeing the Oval Office as well as Lady Bird's office - the Presidential limo was a great surprise. Well worth going.

Thank HeidiErika
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the combination of pop culture, news & politics & the creative presentations. We were there for 1-1/2hours & could have stayed longer but it was closing time. I recommend this museum.

Thank auntbuff2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had not planned on visiting this library/museum. But it popped up on TripAdvisor when we were looking for something specific to Austin to do. The ratings were strong, so we took a chance and we were SO glad we went. The library is so...More

Thank shaylasmom
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the audio and would like to hear more audio perhaps in context with legislation such as medicare. It would be great to contrast LBJ's strategies for political manipulation with the current and past president's political strategies.

Thank C R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop and learned many new facts. A nice tribute to LBJ and his family. Not overwhelming and the staff offers great tips for a nice flow through the exhibits. Highly recommend

Thank Buckslolo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in Austin for the national home care conference I had the opportunity to visit the Lyndon B Johnson presidential library. It was well worth my time! I feel learning and knowing about our country‘s history is important for any American citizen and I appreciate...More

Thank jonsenn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to vist and park! $10 for Adults and $3 for kids. Great for a hot summer or rainy winter day. You'll spend about 1 - 3 hours visiting the library. Very impressive. Not suitable for young children. Age suggestion is 11 yo and up.

Thank Coast220
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the main reasons I went to this museum was because I had just read "Killing Kennedy" and wanted to see, for myself, how President Johnson really was. For those of us on Active Duty, make sure you bring your military ID and the...More

Thank 2Mary9
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's so interesting to see how much the exercise of power has changed in politics then versus today. LBJ accomplished much because he was a master at manipulation and understanding how Washington worked, using all the tools in his arsenal. There's no way he could...More

Thank Neal W
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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