About the Park
Welcome to the Ranch!
Discover more than 100 years of Texas history with a trip through time at the George Ranch Historical Park! Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Park is divided into four distinct home sites so you can experience Texas history through the eyes of four generations of one family. Along the way, you can:
- Tour historic homes
- Interact with costumed interpreters
- Participate in hands-on activities
- Watch a blacksmith work at his craft
- Watch cowboys rope and sort cattle
- Watch cattle swim through the dipping vat
- And so much more!
About the sites:
1830s Jones Stock Farm
Embark on a trip through history with a visit to one of the earliest settlements of Southeast Spanish Texas: the Henry and Nancy Jones homestead. Marvel at the early tales of Texas and wander though the log cabin, gardens, barns and outdoor kitchens.
1860s Ryon Prairie Home
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.
1890s Davis Victorian Complex
Explore the waning days of the 19th century in the Victorian splendor of the 1890s 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.
1930s George Home & Cattle Complex
A.P. and Mamie George were the last generation of Henry and Nancy Jones’ descendants to oversee this ranching operation. Listen to the last chapter of this amazing family story and explore the original family home, watch the cowboys sort and rope the cows and run them through the dipping vat.