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LBJ Presidential Library

Museum in Austin, Texas

Travel Tips

Don't miss the picture wall where you can pretend to be sharing a laugh with LBJ. 1

Learn about Ladybird Johnson's efforts for conservation and the environment. 2

Admission is half price on Tuesdays. 3

Introduction

Exhibits

  • 🎢 Music America: Features iconic objects from America's music history, on view through August 11
  • πŸ›οΈ The Great Hall: Central space with a towering wall of glass-protected archives and a mural
  • πŸ–₯️ Interactive Exhibits: Includes telephone recordings of LBJ and digital archives
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Lady Bird Johnson's Office: Preserved as it was during her time
  • πŸ›‹οΈ Oval Office Replica: 7/8ths scale replica of the Oval Office as it was during Johnson's presidency
  • πŸ€– Animatronic LBJ: Features an animatronic figure of LBJ
  • πŸ“œ Permanent Exhibits: Explore legislation enacted by Johnson and its impact on America

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Events

  • πŸ“… Year-Round Events: Hosts various events including lectures, book signings, and educational programs
  • 🎀 Podcasts & Videos: Offers a range of multimedia content related to LBJ and his era
  • πŸŽ‰ Special Exhibitions: Rotating exhibits that focus on different aspects of Johnson's presidency and the 1960s
  • 🎟️ Members-Only Events: Special access to events for members of the Friends of the LBJ Library

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Admission

  • 🎟️ General Admission: $13 for adults
  • πŸ‘΄ Senior Discount: $9 for seniors 62+ with ID
  • πŸŽ–οΈ Military Discount: $7 for former military with valid ID
  • πŸ‘Ά Free Admission: For children 12 and under, active military, and UT students, faculty, and staff with valid ID
  • πŸ“… Half-Price Tuesdays: Admission is half-price on Tuesdays
  • πŸŽ‰ Free Admission Days: Includes MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, LBJ's Birthday, Labor Day, Austin Museum Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day

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Accessibility

  • β™Ώ Wheelchair Access: Wheelchairs available at the admissions desk free of charge
  • πŸš— Accessible Parking: Available in visitor lot #38 with wheelchair ramp access
  • πŸ• Service Animals: Welcome inside the library
  • πŸ›— Elevators: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and elevators available
  • πŸ“Ί Closed-Captioning: Video presentations are closed-captioned
  • πŸ“š Description Booklets: Available for exhibitions at the admissions desk

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History

  • πŸ›οΈ Inauguration: Dedicated on May 22, 1971, with Presidents Nixon and Johnson in attendance
  • πŸ“œ Planning: Discussions began soon after Johnson's 1964 election victory
  • 🏫 Location: Built on the University of Texas at Austin campus
  • πŸ’° Funding: $15 million of the $18 million needed was funded by the University of Texas
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Design: Architect Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was chosen for the project
  • πŸ‘‘ Royal Visit: Queen Elizabeth II visited the museum in 1991
  • πŸ”„ Redesign: Underwent a multimillion-dollar redesign in 2012

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•’ Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • πŸ“… Closed Days: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
  • πŸ“ Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, Texas, United States
  • 🌐 Website: www.lbjlibrary.org
  • πŸ“ž Contact: Phone number available on the official website
  • πŸš— Parking: Visitor parking available on-site
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Location: Situated on the University of Texas at Austin campus

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (512) 721-0200
🌐   Website: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook X (Twitter) YouTube Instagram

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