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Sam Rayburn House Museum

Sam Rayburn House Museum
Sam Rayburn House Museum in 2009
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Location 1.5 mi. W of Bonham on U.S. 82, Bonham, Texas

33°34′11″N 96°12′26″W / 33.56972°N 96.20722°W / 33.56972; -96.20722Coordinates: 33°34′11″N 96°12′26″W / 33.56972°N 96.20722°W / 33.56972; -96.20722

Built 1916
Architect Yarborough,W.B.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Texas Historical Commission
NRHP Reference # 72001361
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 5, 1972[1]
Designated NHL 11 May 1976[2]

The Sam Rayburn House Museum is located in the North Texas town of Bonham, in the county of Fannin, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was home to Sam Rayburn, a famously effective Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

The house was built in 1916. All the furnishings are original and remain as they were when the Rayburns lived there. A historic smokehouse, barn, garage, and Rayburn's 1947 Cadillac are also on site.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][4]

The Texas Historical Commission operates the home as a historic house museum, which contains numerous artifacts from Rayburn and his family.


External links

  • website
  • Handbook of Texas Online

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