Travel back in time at George Ranch
The George Ranch Historical Park is a wonderful resource for visitors who are interested in learning more about the frontier history of Texas.
With sites spanning 100 years of ranch life, attendees can discover how some of the earliest settlers in the region lived on a day-to-day basis. Visitors can wander around and explore at their own pace, or take part in one of the escorted tours provided by the staff. Special events are held most months. The next is a Labor Day barbecue is Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3, which recreates how the meal would have been prepared in the 1930s.
ADDRESS: 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX 77469
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Stepping onto George Ranch Historical Park property is like stepping into the past. The park allows visitors to see what life was like at four different points in the ranch's history, complete with historical interpreters in period costumes. On Saturdays, visitors can even enjoy meals prepared in the style of each of the historical periods. Attendees can walk around the park by themselves or take an escorted tour. A visit to this park is a fun, educational experience, and it allows you to appreciate how much things have changed in the past century.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "We are an outdoor living history museum. Think colonial Williamsburg. We represent the history of one family that came over in 1822 and got their land grant in 1824. We have four sites that represent that family's history. Everything is a reproduction so you can pick up and touch anything. You can get hands-on with a lot of different things." — Krystal Willeby, director of programs
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