Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

Sam Rayburn Rayburn Cadillac Rayburn House Exterior Rayburn House Bedroom

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


Map showing the location of Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

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

October 27

Cemetery Walking Tour

The 2018 Cemetery Walking Tour of Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. Explore the graves of World War I veterans and learn of their activities during the "Great War." Refreshments served. The tour is...

October 27

Texas Archeology Month Open House

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site on Saturday, October 27 from 1--3 p.m. View archeological collections recovered from the grounds of the Sam Rayburn House during a dig in 1977. Admission is free.

December 8

Holiday Open House

Get into the holiday spirit at the Sam Rayburn House by joining us for the annual Holiday Open House. Come see "Mr. Sam's" home decorated for the holidays, enjoy tasty treats, and kids can take part in a craft activity. Tours on the hour and half...

​From the Blog

Photo Gallery

Click on any image to view the photo gallery.