The Park is now open after the storms--please follow the signs to the temporary Visitor Check-In location at the historic Post Office building. Cattle demonstrations take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. only, so come early!

Juneteenth at the Ranch

On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Union General Gordon Granger declared, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Join us 154 years later as we kick off the celebration for this historic event and feature the enduring African American contribution to the George Family Legacy. Learn about the African American families, both pre- and post-slavery, who helped shape the Ranch. Observe a re-enactment of this important speech and hear the reactions of the men and women who lived through this difficult time.