LBJ Ranch

The Texas White House

Purchased from a family member in 1951 while Lyndon B. Johnson served in the U.S. Senate, “the ranch,” located in Gillespie County in the Texas Hill Country was the Johnsons’ family home. The LBJ Ranch made its debut to the American public during Johnson’s vice presidency (1961 - 1963) when it was used to host state visits of foreign dignitaries, high-ranking Washington politicians, and campaign functions.  As President (1963 – 1969), Johnson conducted official business at the ranch, including state visits and lawn chair staff meetings, earning it the name, the Texas White House.  On December 2, 1969, the ranch, along with Johnson City and Johnson's birthplace, was authorized as Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site, and became a United States National Historic Park on December 28, 1980.  Both President and Lady Bird Johnson are buried in the family cemetery within the National Historic Park.

Footage of a big party at LBJ's ranch, complete with a...
Short film made by Kelly Sears as part of TAMI's Mess...
Student film telling the story of musician Sid Fly's r...
News footage of Lady Bird Johnson's campaigning in Tex...
Travel film highlighting the variety of recreational a...
KPRC-TV news director Ray Miller visits the LBJ Ranch...
President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird J...
Home movie segment of a Cochran family vacation to La...