Visitors to Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site walk in the Rayburn family’s footsteps while exploring the life and home of Sam Rayburn. Tours include the downstairs and the upstairs rooms of Rayburn’s home as well as the site grounds and outbuildings. Visitors can go inside Rayburn’s garage to view his 1947 Cadillac, and the historic tractor shed houses his 1948 Farmall Model H tractor. Other family vehicles, including Rayburn’s ranch truck, are on display in the barn. Tours are self-paced and take between 30 minutes to an hour to tour the site completely.
Visitor parking is available on site at the visitor center.
Visitors enter and exit the museum grounds through the visitor center, and tours start and end there as well. The visitor center offers free brochures and information about the site and surrounding area, as well as the Texas Historical Commission’s other state historic sites. A museum shop is also located in the visitor center with books, novelty pencils, and postcards for purchase. There is a free gallery where visitors can view the latest exhibit on Rayburn.
Group & School Tours
If you have a group of eight or more people or would like to book a school tour, please make a reservation at least two weeks in advance by submitting a tour reservation form. Guided school tours are offered Tuesday through Friday, and we recommend that you book spring school tours in the fall.
Wheelchair-accessible parking and restrooms are available on site. The visitor center is wheelchair accessible, and the front porch and first floor of the house museum are wheelchair accessible but may be limited to smaller wheelchairs. The second floor of the house is not wheelchair accessible. The grounds are well-manicured grass with some gravel and dirt areas; there are no sidewalks. The garage that houses Rayburn’s 1947 Cadillac is wheelchair accessible but must be accessed from the lawn. Virtual tour options are available in the visitor center for those that cannot take the full tour.
Food and drinks are not available on site. There is a designated picnic area with picnic tables for visitors who wish to bring food. Food and drink are not allowed inside any of the buildings or on the tour grounds, except for special events. Restrooms are located in the visitor center.
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