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 Stacie Flood, Assistant Site Manager, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site invites you to “A Rayburn Christmas.” Throughout the month of December, the site will be decorated as Mr. Sam and Miss Lou decked their halls. The house will be filled with the sights, sounds, and fragrances of the season.
Self-guided Christmas themed...
October is Texas Archeology Month, the time we celebrate the science and history of past cultures. But what is archeology? A traditional definition of archeology is the scientific study of material remains of past human life and activities. When we think of archeology, we often picture ancient civilizations that left little to no written record of their history. But there is an entire...
On the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II, the Texas Historical Commission highlighted the leadership of four individuals with ties to Texas who helped bring about victory.
This presentation focuses on those four leaders and their contributions to the largest mobilization of American military and economic resources in the nation’s history....
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