In 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson served the United States of America as its 36th president. LBJ was notable for his achievements in reducing the unemployment and poverty rate. He also contributed well to the growth of the American economy and was a civil rights hero. But his most important contribution is in the educational sector.
The establishment of the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum is just one of his many contributions under the education sector. Today it serves as a part of America’s history itself, readily accessible to the public.
ABOUT THE LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum was founded in 1971 by Lyndon Johnson. The former president intended to make all the records of his administration available for the public to see. He also wanted to increase public awareness and knowledge through the museum.
The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum is home to 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from LBJ’s administration. It also houses some of the most historically important clothing and objects owned by the president and first lady during their term.
Aside from the historical documents and objects, the museum hosts 6 permanent exhibits such as the Oval Office, The Legacy Gallery, and LBJ’s Presidential Limousine to name a few. There are also fully interactive online exhibits available on their website such as the Vietnam Conflict.
(If you like visiting museums and you’re in the Austin area, you might also be interested in making a stop at the Texas Toy Museum!)
IS LBJ LIBRARY FREE?
The best way to get LBJ Presidential Library & Museum coupons is through Groupon. Groupon offers rotating deals on LBJ Presidential Library & Museum to make the educational trip more affordable. Check out the Groupon LBJ Presidential Library & Museum page for more info on the current deals.
Aside from Groupon, the museum offers other ways to save:
Seniors with valid ID are 30% off and former military members with valid IDs are 50% off. Furthermore, kids ages 13-18 and college students with valid IDs are 70% off.
The following people are free of admission:
– Children 12 and under
– Active duty military
– Members of Friends of the LBJ Library and Future Forum membership groups
– Members of other NARA Presidential Libraries
– Student groups (including school staff) with reservations
– The University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID
– Recipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP
LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM HOURS
The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum is open daily:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Note that they are closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Research Room (Open Mon-Fri):
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM LOCATION
The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum is located at 2313 Red River Street Austin, TX 78705.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.lbjlibrary.org