The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas is a library and museum that houses thousands of historical documents and exhibits related to the life and presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. LBJ became president in 1963 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and then won the next presidential election as well. The museum is a great place to learn all about his important presidency, including interactive exhibits related to the Vietnam War and displays that discuss his legacy.
Things to Do
- Explore the fascinating November 22, 1963 Gallery, which focuses on how LBJ became president following JFK's assassination. One exhibit allows visitors to listen to a historic phone conversation between LBJ and Jacqueline Kennedy.
- Visit the Legacy Gallery, where you can learn about how LBJ influenced modern American life through legislation related to things like national parks, public broadcasting, student financial aid, and health care.
- Check out the Social Justice Gallery, an exhibition that looks at important legislation LBJ helped to pass in order to dramatically decrease the number of Americans living in poverty.
LBJ Presidential Library Insider Tips
- Take advantage of free admission days at the library, which include several major holidays. You can find the full list of free admission days here.
- If you want to learn as much as you can about LBJ during your visit, consider going on a guided tour or using the library's audio tour.
- The easiest way to reach the library using public transportation is to take Capital Metro bus #100 to the stop at San Jacinto Street and 26th Street.