Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, the Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. The iconic ten-story building was designed by award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft and features a Great Hall with a stunning four-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection. In addition to the library and archive, the LBJ Library also houses a museum whose exhibits explore the public and private life of LBJ and his influence on major historical events in the 20th century. Approximately 100,000 visitors from around the world visit the LBJ Library exhibits each year.
Watch the following video to learn more about President Johnson's role in advancing the Civil Rights in the United States. This video was produced for inclusion in the African Americans in Texas mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. For more information about the mobile tour and African American cultural heritage in Texas, visit the African American Heritage theme page at the following link:http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-african-american-heritage
LBJ Presidential Library
Adults: $8, Seniors (62 and over) with valid ID: $5, Retired military with valid ID: $5, Children (Ages 13-17): $3, College students with valid ID: $3
Free Admission to Children (Ages 12 and under), Active duty military, Members of Friends of the LBJ Library and Future Forum membership groups, Student groups (including school staff) with reservations, UT students, faculty, staff, and administrators with valid ID, and Members of other Presidential Libraries
Free admission days: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Explore UT, Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, August 27 (LBJ's birthday), Veterans Day, Austin Museum Day
Daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.