The Central Texas village on U.S. 290 west of Austin was established 1870,
named for Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Famed for delicious Gillespie
County peaches, and location of LBJ Ranch, home of the late President Lyndon
Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park-
Replica of four-room birthplace of the late President is operated by National
Park Service as part of National Historic Park that includes Johnson Boyhood
Home (see Johnson City). Free Park Service tour buses operate from LBJ State
Park headquarters 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tour includes the birthplace, LBJ Ranch,
one-room Junction school, and the President's grave in 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-
710-acre park (day use only) is boarding point for NPS tours. Visitor center
open daily 8 a.m. - 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-Beckmann Farmstead (open daily
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) where rural life of the early 1900s is interpreted by
living history demonstrations. Open daily. U.S. 290 just east of Stonewall.