112th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson
Make plans to join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in celebrating the 112th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth. The National Park Service will host the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch at 10 am. The ceremony continues a tradition that Lady Bird Johnson began in 1973. To view the wreath-laying ceremony, visitors should stop first at the LBJ State Park to pick up a free vehicle permit and map.
Throughout the day on August 27 the LBJ State Park will feature old-time games of marbles, tops, jacks, and stick-horse races at the Sauer-Beckmann living history farm. Birthday cake will be served at 1:00 pm at the state park’s visitor center. After the wreath-laying ceremony in the Johnson family cemetery, visitors can take the LBJ Ranch driving tour.