During this period most of our permanent exhibits are closed.
Although most of our exhibits are closed during the redesign, several remain open to the public:
“The White House Years” showcases items from the Johnson Presidency. As the nation’s hosts to foreign dignitaries, the Johnsons received many gifts, some ancient and priceless, others humble and homemade.
“The White House” invites you to enter the west wing of the White House, built at a 7/8th scale. The Oval Office looks exactly as it did during Johnson’s Presidency, including the desk he used beginning in his Senate days through the White House years and the teletype machine and three televisions that kept him informed.
“The Limousine” that LBJ and Lady Bird used after the Presidency is now in our lobby!
Mrs. Johnson’s original office and The First Lady’s Gallery, which highlights her life and activities during and after the Presidency, will be open through mid-July.
The Store at LBJ
Visitors also have the opportunity to shop in The Store at LBJ. The renovated Store is twice the size of the previous one. It reflects LBJ’s administration and its era, along with Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy of beautification. However, The Store features much more:
Expanded book section, including presidential memoirs
Large children’s section
University of Texas memorabilia
Locally made jewelry
Pottery from the Hill Country
Items about politics, Texas, and Austin
Museum Opens New Exhibits in December
Exhibits opening in late December will feature approximately 17 unique audiovisual components, including a handheld mobile device tour, films and touch screen interactives, a database of telephone recordings, and a story-telling animatronic LBJ.
The LBJ Library and Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (except Christmas Day).