Presidential History at the LBJ Library
Sep 18, 2013
by Leigh Ann Torres
[posted on freefuninaustin.com on September 18, 2013]
I always get a little giddy when I get to visit the University of Texas campus. "Enjoy it, college students!" I yell as I wave my cane.
This time I was there to visit the LBJ Library and Museum, which sits on a 30 acre site on the east edge of campus, at 2313 Red River St. Parking for guests is free in Lot 38, which is located off Red River and flanked by flags with LBJ Library and Museum on them. The adjacent lots on either side are permit parking only.
One of thirteen Presidential Libraries in the US, the 10-story building holds 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career. Only floors 3 (entry level), 4, and 10 are open to the public for exhibits. I'm a closet presidential history nerd, so this was a very enjoyable outing for me, and was great quality time with my 3-year-old. read more