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"
903-583-5558
srhm@thc.state.tx.us

 

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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

February 5

Black History Month Open House at Sam Rayburn House

Black History Month is celebrated annually in February across the U.S.

Visit the Sam Rayburn House for free, themed tours and refreshments as we host a Black History Month Open House to honor the African American employees who lived and...

July 22

Sam Rayburn House Quilt Hop

Learn about the many quilts in the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site's collection during the annual Quilt Hop. Enjoy refreshments and special quilt-themed tours of the house. 

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  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speaker Sam Rayburn, and Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley prepare to travel to Roosevelt’s inauguration on January 20, 1941.