About the Park
The George Ranch Historical Park’s history follows family lines beginning in 1824 when Texas was still part of Mexico. The first Texas pioneers settled near the Brazos River. In the years since, the Ranch has passed through four generations and grown into one of Fort Bend County’s landmarks.
Today, the George Ranch is a 23,000+ acre working ranch. The family’s original “home place” is at the core of the George Ranch Historical Park where the legends and legacies of those who shaped this place come to life every day. Authentic locations, historic homes, costumed presenters and a remarkable story of determination and courage set the stage for trekking through Texas history.
Embark on a trip through history with a visit to one of the earliest settlements of Northeast Mexico: the Henry and Nancy Jones Homestead. Marvel at the early tales of Texas and wander through the gardens, barns and outdoor kitchens.
Picture life in post-Civil War Texas with a visit to the home of Polly Ryon and her husband William during the rapid expansion of their ranching operations. Learn about this unique second generation story amidst a time of both great struggle and great change.
Explore the waning days of the 19th century in the Victorian splendor of the Davis Victorian Complex. Learn about the third generation of the family at the Davis Mansion and then complete your tour by visiting the sharecropper farm and working blacksmith shop.
A.P. and Mamie George were the last generation of Henry and Nancy Jones’s descendents to oversee this ranching operation. Listen to the last chapter of this amazing family story and explore the home and barns which are original to the 1930s and 1940s.
Take a trip back in time and explore the newly opened Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail is an all-weather handicap accessible trail between the 1860s and the 1890s Sites which explores the relationship between the early Texas pioneers and the land they settled.
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