Step into the warm and welcoming world of one of Texas’ best known statesmen, Sam Rayburn. 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.
Visit the Sam Rayburn House booth and museum store and see Rayburn’s 1947 Cadillac Fleetwood on display at this annual festival.
Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 6!
In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state...
From the Blog
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
A week of lovely spring weather made for a great week of spring break activities at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site on March 13-16. Spring Break at “Mr. Sam’s” house included fun activities for both children and adults.
On Tuesday, the theme for the day was “String Us Along.” We made kites and were...
By Margo McCutcheon, Intern, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
To honor Women’s History Month in March, we are excited to reveal a recently conserved dress that likely belonged to one of the Rayburn women who lived in the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site. Although we cannot determine the owner of the dress, we can use the dress itself and our knowledge of who...
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House State Historic
In honor of the African American community members who lived and worked on the Rayburn farm, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site hosted an open house on Saturday, February 10 to recognize their contributions to the Rayburn story.
Charlie Phillips was hired by Sam Rayburn’s brother, Tom Rayburn, to be the caretaker...
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