One of the most powerful and influential politicians in the 20th century, Rayburn served in the U.S. Congress for 48 years, holding the position of speaker for 17 years. His 1916 home, now the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, preserves his real stories with original furnishings, candid photographs, and personal belongings, remaining as they were when he lived here. Visitors explore Rayburn’s personal life and political achievements and their impact on mid-20th-century history. The home is a National Historic Landmark, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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890 W. State Hwy. 56 
Bonham, TX 75418 
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Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

House tours at the top of the hour 

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Adult $6
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $5
Child (6-17) $4
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $12, each additional child $1

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Sam Rayburn's bedroom

Plan Your Visit

Visitors to the site walk in the Rayburn family’s footsteps while exploring the life and home of Sam Rayburn.

Sam Rayburn's Cadillac parked in front of the garage.

Sam Rayburn House History

Sam Rayburn’s political career began when he won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1906.

Sam Rayburn House in the Blog

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Back In the Saddle (Again)

Learn about the history behind Sam Rayburn's favorite riding saddle.

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Speaker’s Steppers: Sam Rayburn’s Cowboy Boots

Learn about Mr. Sam's favorite pair of footwear.

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A Bit of the East in East Texas: Japanese Artifacts in the Rayburn House

Learn about the history behind some very unique artifacts featured at the Sam Rayburn House.