Summer Hours June 1- August 7: Open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9-2 and Saturdays from 9-5! Park closed August 10 – September 6, for program planning and maintenance.

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Homeschool Thursdays

Homeschooling families are invited to the Ranch to enjoy an exclusive TEKS-aligned class, extra activity and self-paced tours!

NEW: Are you a Fort Bend County resident? Student admission is FREE for these classes (thanks to a generous donor!) To receive free student admission, you must enter a valid Fort Bend County address when booking and show a valid Texas ID with County address at the gate.

 


Thriving in Texas

Step back in in time and discover what life was like for the settlers who thrived in Stephen F. Austin’s Texas colony. Students will survey their homestead site using a compass and basic math, build a ferry crossing like Henry Jones to supplement their farming income and learn about recycling clothing pioneer style!

DATE: September 16th, 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: September 14
TIMES: 10 a.m.
COST: $7 per student ages 4+, $10 per adult

>>Click here to book “Thriving in Texas”.


Cycle of Poverty: Economics of Reconstruction era Texas

Experience life as a Sharecropper in the 1890’s and discover the short term and long term effects that the Reconstruction period had on the newly freed people of Texas. Students will learn firsthand how dire the financial hardships of a sharecropper could be in the latter part of the 19th century, care for the land and animals that were part of their labor contract, and recycle clothing in order to make a family quilt.

DATE: September 23rd , 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: September 21
TIMES: 10 a.m.
COST: $7 per student ages 4+; $10 per adult

>>Click here to book “Cycle of Poverty”.

 


Don’t Fence Me In

Experience what life was like for the Texas cowboy out on the Prairie and learn how technology changed their way of life. Students will study the great cattle drive era, how the railroad and telegraph led to the expansion of America, and how barbed wire changed the cattle industry as it entered the 20th century.

DATE: September 30th , 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: September 28
TIMES: 10 a.m.
COST: $7 per student ages 4+; $10 per adult

>>Click here to book “Don’t Fence Me In”.


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General Tours

Home schooling families are welcome to visit on Saturdays for a self-guided experience. Costumed interpreters are stationed at each historical site to interact with families, demonstrate period skills and bring to life various aspects of the 1830s, 1860s, 1890s and 1930s.

Cost: General admission

  • $15 for ages 13+
  • $12 – Seniors (ages 65+)
  • $10 – Children (ages 4-12)
  • Children ages 3 and under are free.

Plan to visit more than twice a year? SAVE with a Membership!

Please call the Visitor Center at 281-343-0218 for current days and hours of operation.


Sensory-Friendly Guide

We are proud to offer our families with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as other sensory and developmental challenges, a local attraction with a customized and welcoming environment. The George Ranch Historical Park’s Sensory-Friendly Guide shows the locations of the Quiet Corners, which can be used as needed. Sensory kits are available at each site and are filled with items such as weighted lap pads, stress balls, fidgets, coloring pages and short story books. Noise-canceling headphones and color therapy glasses are also available for check-out at the Visitor Center. These items are first come, first-serve. For more information, click here.

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