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.
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.
From the Blog
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Silver bells, red bows, a bright and festive tree, holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias were all part of the decorations in “Mr. Sam’s” house during the annual Holiday Open House at Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site. With these decorations, Christmas music, and scents of evergreen, pumpkin pie, and sugar cookies, it was time for...
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House Curator
Every year since 2009, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site invites the community to celebrate the history of farming during Farming Heritage Day.
This year’s event included fun and educational hands-on activities for children and adults. Visitors made butter and ice cream, cornhusk dolls, and a woven craft. They also took part in...
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House Museum Staff
The year 2015 has already been a busy one at the Sam Rayburn House Museum. The museum recently hosted two open house celebrations—one to commemorate the 133rd birthday of Sam Rayburn and the other to commemorate Black History Month.
During the Sam Rayburn Day celebration, tours of the home focused on how Sam Rayburn celebrated his...
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