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

October 29

Archeology Month Open House

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will host an open house on October 29 in celebration of October as Texas Archeology Month. The visitor center will include a display of archeological materials uncovered during an excavation at the Sam...

October 29

Cemetery Walking Tour

Take a step back in history with our annual guided tour of Willow Wild Cemetery. We will visit the graves of Sam Rayburn, members of his family, friends and remarkable citizens of Bonham and Fannin County The tour begins at Sam Rayburn’s grave...

December 10

Holiday Open House

Join us at our Holiday Open House  which will feature free, guided tours of the Sam Rayburn House decorated for the Christmas holidays. Visitors will also enjoy refreshments and crafts.  

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