This was a very interesting trip and well worth our $3 admission. The volunteer guide was excellent. President Johnson spent about one-fourth of his Presidency at this home, but what comes through more than anything is the man's incredible work ethic. A 400-year old live oak in front of the house is known as the Cabinet Oak for the meetings of state that Johnson held there.
Since the airstrip, even after improvements, would not allow for the landing of the 707 then used as Air Force One, a smaller Lockheed Jetstar was used to ferry staffers and dignitaries to the home and is on display. The house had 72 phone lines installed to facilitate the business of state and the communications center behind the house is a conglomeration of trailers and steel buildings. Also on display are Johnson's fleet of cars, including an all-terrain hunting car and an amphibious car, that he delighted in driving guests about the ranch.