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The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

History Museum and Library
University of Texas-Austin, Austin
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  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 21, 2016
    Loved the museum! The LBJ phone recordings are a great addition and really give insight into the man he was. Definitely a must do if you want to learn more about him and his presidency!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJanuary 5
    Must do stop for Austinites and highly recommend for tourists. Al about LBJ but usually some cool temporary exhibit. Don't be afraid to learn something!
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    One for the Political Science students out there. With 45 million pages of historical documents to scour, we're sure you'll be able to find the perfect source for your next essay.
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    A beautiful collection of memories from LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson. Don't forget to check out Lady Bird's incredible downtown Austin view from her perch.
  • Deebee
    DeebeeJune 26, 2016
    This museum used to be free but now charges a small fee. $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. It was worth the price of the tickets to learn so much about our history.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauNovember 28, 2014
    This place is really great, especially for history buffs or those who lived through the times. Incredible collection of artifacts.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 11, 2011
    Even if you're not a fan of Lyndon B. Johnson, taking the guided LBJ tour will make a history lover out of you, complete with a scale model of the Oval Office.
  • Josh G.
    Josh GammonOctober 15, 2014
    The museum is very modern! I loved the interactive displays. The Civil Rights Act portion is especially fascinating.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJanuary 28, 2016
    Check out the "Sixty from the '60s" exhibit to learn about 60 influential people from the 1960s including Bob Dylan and Barbara Streisand. To learn more watch this C-SPAN video. Read more
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 14, 2012
    The presidential library for Lyndon B. Johnson includes the presidential archives with millions of documents, and an extensive museum open to the public.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FFebruary 17, 2016
    We found this museum to be very informative. Worth the visit.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Print out a family tour at the Information Desk and use it to guide you through the exhibits. Prompts invite younger children to look for objects and answer questions. Powered by
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsJune 14, 2016
    Plan to spend several hours, be sure to listen to the phone calls he made. Well worth spending several hours of your time.
  • Kourtney T.
    Kourtney TownerNovember 10, 2011
    Amazing for those who love to learn about the history in which built us... or at least attempted to do it right *bias*
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    Even if you don't go in, admire the view from the building and the design.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallApril 11, 2015
    Guaranteed to make you curious about history and houses millions of presidential documents with awesome permanent + temporary exhibits!
    HISTORYAugust 4, 2010
    This library was dedicated on May 22nd 1971. Over 45 million pages of documents are located in this museum, some of which were written by LBJ himself.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RivkinFebruary 1, 2015
    Amazing museum. Absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BalesOctober 16, 2010
    The LBJ exhibit was good, awesome bonus was the Walter Cronkite exhibit was a bonus, and admission to both was free!
  • Jason d.
    Jason de OllaJune 2, 2014
    Great photo op for the "Johnson Treatment" and fund raiser for the Library.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GriffJune 22, 2015
    Its more of a monument than a museum but if you like beineke library you will like this building.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FMay 30, 2010
    The film was good. Don't miss the animatronic Lyndon. Slightly freaky, but good jokes.
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CasaresJuly 31, 2015
    Free for students, the special exhibits are very cool!
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 2, 2011
    Soak in the Great Hall which features a four-story, glass encased view of the archives collection.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackDecember 24, 2014
    Beautiful and interesting museum.
  • Laura E.
    Laura EggertApril 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Library is undergoing renovations until December, not a lot to see right now.
  • Chad S.
    Chad StantonFebruary 17, 2013
    The exhibit on photograpy and the Presidency is pretty boss
  • David S.
    David SchlenkApril 22, 2010
    easily spend half a day here. very interesting and free and free parking! watch the orientation film for sure
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BramleyJuly 5, 2011
    Don't miss the creepy animatronic LBJ teling jokes on the 4th (2nd) floor. Read more
  • 3MHalf Marathon
    3MHalf MarathonAugust 16, 2011
    Our race runs just to the east of this famous presidential library and museum.
  • Dax M.
    Dax MJuly 26, 2011
    Ask to see Ladybird's secret files. Don't take 'No' for an answer.
  • Susan H.
    Susan HornMay 25, 2013
    Listen to the phone calls!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MedfordJune 12, 2013
    Changed politics for at least the next 100 years. WoW !
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 28, 2011
    Don't try to even pretend you're going to shake animatronic LBJ's hand. The security guard will regulate on you like they're Secret Service!
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserFebruary 26, 2013
    Admission charged as of Dec 2012
  • Cam S.
    Cam SmithOctober 12, 2015
    presidential library - could this be fun?
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenSeptember 17, 2011
    Check out the library!
  • Jerry R.
    Jerry RobertsOctober 19, 2014
  • Knox K.
    Knox KnoxJanuary 2, 2013
    Underwhelming. Could have been so much more.
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