This Central Texas village on U.S. 290 west of Austin was established
in 1870, and named for Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.
Famed for delicious Gillespie County peaches, and is the location
of LBJ Ranch, home of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
- LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - A
replica of the four room birthplace of the late President is operated
by the National Park Service as part of the National Historic
Park that includes Johnson Boyhood Home at Johnson City. Free
Park Service tour buses operate from LBJ State Park headquarters
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tour includes the ranch, a one room
Junction school, and the President's grave in the Johnson family
cemetery. Park Road 49, which leads to those sites, is open to
all vehicles only from 5 p.m. until dark.
- LBJ STATE PARK - A 710 acre park is the boarding point
for National Park Service tours. Visitor center is open daily
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Presents interpretive exhibits of storied
Texas Hill Country. Picnic facilities, swimming pool, tennis courts,
and nature trail. Wildlife displays include Texas Longhorns, white-tailed
deer, and buffalo. Historic buildings include two restored dog-run
cabins of area pioneers, furnished in frontier style, and the
Sauer-Becmann Farmstead (open daily from 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.) where
rural life of the early 1900's is interpreted by living history
demonstrations. Open daily. U.S. 290 just east of Stonewall.
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