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.
Homeschool groups and students in the area are invited to the first ever Homeschool Day event at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site on May 25, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. You'll have a great time exploring the life of Sam Rayburn, the longest...
From the Blog
On Thursday, February 17, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham teamed up for an in-depth webinar exploring the life and career of one of the most influential Americans in the 20th Century.
Quite possibly the most formidable political duo of the 20th Century, Sam Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson were a...
By Margo McCutcheon
At least eight people called the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site their home from 1916 to 1969. These people ate here, slept here, listened to the radio, and eventually watched TV here. We know the most about Sam Rayburn since he’s the family member that has had the most written about him.
These writings have told us about the food he likes (onion...
By Margo McCutcheon
The great thing about the Rayburn home is that it is both historic and modern. The home is over 100 years old, but people today can relate to items in the house because the Rayburn family used the home until just before 1970—meaning our visitors or their families likely had the same kind of appliances or the same furniture as the Rayburns.
Take a virtual tour of Sam Rayburn's home.
Click on any image to view the photo gallery.