Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

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890 W. State Hwy. 56
Bonham, TX 75418
GPS: N33° 34' 10" W96° 12' 27"


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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.

Upcoming Events

April 1

Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site Orientation Exhibit Grand Opening

Come see our new orientation exhibit in the recently remodeled visitor center. The exhibit includes digital photo frames, an interactive desk and telephone and a video. Enjoy refreshments and guided tours of the house. The event is free and...

May 7

Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Free Day

Join us for the annual Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Free Day! We will have free, guided tours of the Sam Rayburn House and refreshments. Everyone is welcome and the event is free.

July 28

Bonham Quilt Hop

Quilts will be the focus of the annual Bonham Quilt Hop on Friday, July 28 from 1--4:00 p.m. See quilts on display in the Sam Rayburn House and take a guided tour to learn more about these historic textiles from the Rayburn House collection. The...

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