890 W. State Hwy. 56
Bonham, TX 75418
GPS: N33° 34' 10" W96° 12' 27"
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.
From the Blog
By Kathy Lathen Educator/Interpreter Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Born: January 22, 1891 in Flag Springs, Texas
Died: July 22, 1914 of typhoid fever in Bonham, Texas
Abner Rayburn was the youngest of William and Martha Rayburn’s 11 children. Favored by his big brother, Sam, Abner aspired to work alongside the congressman, but fell ill and died before...
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Christmas at Sam Rayburn’s house this year felt a little bit like it did 100 years ago.
2018 marked the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Armistice (November 11, 1918) which effectively ended World War I. On Saturday, December 8 the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site continued its look back at the war...
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
There isn’t much material evidence of World War I in Texas. There are former training airfields, museums with weaponry exhibits, and parks containing honorary memorials, but travelers need to dig a little deeper to find a truly meaningful experience. In fact, the Great War’s Lone Star legacy is most poignant in the real stories...
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