Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, a two-story home built in 1916, was the home of Sam Rayburn, one of the most powerful and influential politicians of the 20th century. The home exists today as a 20th-century time capsule that preserves the Rayburn family home of the 1960s. Visitors can explore Rayburn’s personal life and political achievements and their impact on mid-20th-century history. The home contains all original Rayburn family furnishings. In addition, the grounds include Rayburn’s 1947 Cadillac, a historic smokehouse, vegetable garden, barn and garage. Student and scout groups may take a guided tour through the rooms and property. 

Contact Info
Address: 890 TX-56, Bonham, TX 75418. Fannin County. Tel: 903-583-5558. Email: srhm@ths.state.tx.us. Website: www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com. Hrs: Daily 9AM-4:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  
 

 


Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue