Open Tuesday-Friday for pre-booked field trips and tours. Open Saturdays for General Admission.

About the Ranch

Welcome to the Ranch!

Discover more than 100 years of Texas history each Saturday with a trip through time at the George Ranch. Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Ranch is divided into four time periods (1830s, 1860s, 1890s and 1930s) and features historic home tours, costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, cattleworking and blacksmithing demonstrations and more!

Open to the General Public:

  • Saturdays 9 – 5
  • Other various dates throughout the year. Please call the Visitor Center at 281-343-0218 x0 or email for the most up-to-date schedule.

Open for Pre-Booked School and Group Tours:

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.

Learn more about the 1830s Jones Stock Farm here.

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.

Learn more about the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home here.

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.

Learn more about the 1890s Davis Victorian Complex here.

1930s George Home & Cattle Yard

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.

Learn more about the 1930s George Home & Cattle Yard here.