The George Ranch Historical Park is open to the public on Saturdays and some Fridays. Get tickets here!

Home Schoolers

Homeschool Thursdays

This fall, homeschooling families are invited to the Ranch to enjoy an exclusive TEKS-aligned program, extra activity and self-paced tours!

NEW: Are you a Fort Bend County resident? Student admission is FREE for these programs 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.

Pioneers in Texas

Learn about pioneer life in 1830s pre-Revolution Texas through an exploration of how early pioneers accomplished the essentials—food, shelter and clothing—in this new land.

DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2020
Sign-Up Deadline: SEPTEMBER 29
TIMES: 10 a.m. & Noon
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

ALSO: Join Uncle Bob at the 1890s Sharecropper Farm for soap-carving tutorials from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

>>Click here to book the Pioneers in Texas program.

From Pasture to Parlor

Experience life in post-Civil War Texas with a visit to the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home. Learn about daily responsibilities and tasks of 19th-century children and participate in interactive activities that explore the Ryons’ ranching operations.

DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2020
Sign-Up Deadline: OCTOBER 6
TIMES: 10 a.m. & Noon
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

ALSO: Visit the 1930s George Ranch Home from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Victory Garden activity.

>>Click here to book the From Pasture to Parlor program.

NEW! Choose Your Own Adventure: A Century of Exploration

Time travel through history in this interactive exploration where YOU make the decisions. How do you feed your family? How do you provide shelter and clothing? Your decisions will affect your excursion through time in this unique program that takes you through various decades in the 19th and 20th centuries.

DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2020
Sign-Up Deadline: October 13, 2020
TIMES: Self-paced. Please arrive before 11 a.m. to have enough time to complete the program before the Park closes at 2 p.m.
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

>>Click here to book the Choose Your Own Adventure: A Century of Exploration program


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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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