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!

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.

Historic Juneteenth BBQ

And don’t forget to learn about the famous 1930s George Home Juneteenth BBQs at our very own Juneteenth BBQ! Cost for the meal is $15.00 for adults ages 13 and older; $12 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for children 4 and under. Please call (281) 343-0218 to make reservations for the historic meal.