NOTE: The Park is open to the general public; please follow the signs to the temporary Visitor Check-In location at the historic Post Office building. Please note also that due to ongoing clean-up from severe storm damage, some portions of the Park (including the 1930s cattleworking demonstrations) will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Runaway Scrape

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
When Sam Houston received news that the Alamo had fallen, he retreated and advised settlers to follow, making the beginning of the Runaway Scrape in the spring of 1836. George Ranch Historical Park is hosting an exciting re-creation of this milestone event in Texas history on Saturday, April 6 to coincide with the evacuation of Richmond 177 years ago in an attempt to escape Santa Anna’s approaching army.
The boom of the cannon fire and the black powder hanging in the air will make the 1830’s Jones Stock Farm area seem like a battle field from the past. During reenactments, guests can see the Texians in action as they battle for their independence from Mexico and stay one step ahead of the advancing soldados.
 
Visitors are invited to hold a piece of Texas heritage in the hands during muster and musket handling and partake in a historic lunch, prepared by Chef Nick Castelberg, AKA “Cookie”. Lunch will be be served at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm, and tickets can be purchased upon arrival at the park at the Visitors Center.
 

 

 Come and see the events leading up to the battle of San Jacinto unfold before you as history comes alive at George Ranch Historical Park on  Saturday, April 6.  Park Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $5 for children 5-15 and children under for are always free. 

For more information, call the George Ranch at (281) 343-0218 or email us.

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