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

Home Schoolers

Homeschool Thursdays

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.

Dirty 1930s, Life during the Depression and Dust Bowl

Travel in time to the 1930s to learn about the impact of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl in the U.S. Sandwiched between the two World Wars, this period is generally given less mention in history textbooks, yet it had a profound effect on generations that followed. Homeschoolers will understand the impact of each of those major economic disasters and experience what daily life was like through several hands-on activities.

DATE: March 4th, 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: March 2nd
TIMES: 10 a.m. & Noon
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

>>Click here to book “Dirty 1930’s” program.

Little Farmers

Join one of our interpreters to learn about sharecropping, a common farming practice after the Civil War. Listen to a story about life on a farm and learn how everyone needs to work together to make a farm prosper. Learn how crops grow and get your hands dirty with a planting experience, then meet some of the farm animals and help feed the chickens and hogs.

DATE: March 11th, 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: March 9th
TIMES: 10 a.m. & Noon
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

>>Click here to book “Little Farmers” program.

Spring Break

Travel back in time this spring break at the George Ranch Historical Park! All sites along the History Circle will be open for tours, including the:

  • 1830s Jones Stock Farm
  • 1860s Ryon Prairie Home
  • Heritage Trail
  • 1890s Sharecropper Farm
  • 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and Blacksmith Shop
  • 1930s George Ranch Home and Cattle Complex

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our picnic area. A special activity on Saturday only begins at 11:30 am at the Rail Car and includes a cattle drive and appearance by cowboy poet and former railroad man, Smokey Culver.

DATE: March 16th, 2021- March 20th, 2021
TIMES: 9 a.m.-5p.m.
COST: General Admission

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A House Divided: A Civil War Story

Learn what life was like during the American Civil War through the lens of a soldier. Students will enlist as cavalrymen and join in practice drills that have been used in warfare for centuries. Discover the advances in field medicine and experience life in the Ambulance Corps.

DATE: March 25th , 2021
Sign-Up Deadline: March 23rd
TIMES: 10 a.m. & Noon
COST: $7 per person ages 4+

>>Click here to book ” A House Divided” 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.