Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Photograph: Courtesy Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

What’s so special about a library full of the 36th POTUS’s things? It’s not just any hodgepodge collection; the 30-acre site and its 10-story building located next to the football stadium on UT Campus houses and displays more than 54,000 objects from all over the world—ranging from Middle Eastern antiquities to Oval Office furniture—donated by the President and Mrs. (Lady Bird) Johnson, their friends and associates. Alongside an additional 45 million pages of documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 recordings, the collection doesn’t just portray a presidency, it provides a detailed snapshot of U.S. culture and politics in the 1960s. If you’re planning a visit, make sure to check the website for special exhibitions—the recent “Ladies and Gentlemen … the Beatles!” run was a blast for history and music buffs alike!

By: David Brendan Hall

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Venue name: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
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Address: 2313 Red River St
Austin
78705
Cross street: between E Dean Keeton St and Clyde Littlefield Dr
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Price: $8; $5 seniors and veterans; $3 children and college students
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