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"


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

September 21

Farming Heritage Day

On September 21, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, will welcome visitors to our annual Farming Heritage Day, a free event which celebrates this northeast Texas family farm of the mid-20th century with...

October 17

Storytime with Dan the Donkey

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn on the third Thursday of the month beginning on September 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-...

October 26

Archeology Day Open House

Join us for our Archeology Day Open House with free tours of the Rayburn family home every 30 minutes and outside activities for the children.


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