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“Memorable day at the Ranch!”

George Ranch Historical Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000 acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters, historic food programs, school tours, group tours, event rental facilities and livestock. It's a living history partnership of the Fort Bend County Museum Association and The George Foundation.
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stayed all day and absolutely loved every minute of it. We toured the four dwellings built by four different generations of the pioneering family (furnished log dog trot, farm house, grand Victorian house, and the large 1930's house.) The family was one of the first in the area, and it's still a working ranch. Lots of history and a great experience for a city slicker. Since it's a living history museum, you'll see docents in period costume roping steer, baking bread, quilting, etc. They're very friendly and knowledgable about the family and the property. Not to be missed, if you're there at the right time, is Tea under a big tree, dripping with Spanish Moss. They really outdo themselves with scones, sandwiches, pasties, etc. Loved it! For almost two hours we traveled back in time and felt like visiting dignitaries. Can't believe how affordable the tea was - great value! In short, we LOVED our day at George Ranch. Nice visitor center and gift shop, plus plenty of free parking. Can walk the property or take the free tractor pulled trailer that makes continuous rounds from place to place. Should definitely be on your Houston Itinerary.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Linda C
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"houston area"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We came straight from the airport, and we spent a wonderful afternoon. It was very hot, but totally worth it. We saw all the cattles jumping in the water, so unexpected and fun! We visted only 2 houses with both the explanations, what a trip in the past! People who work there are very very nice. Because people actually lived in these houses means much more than a reconstruction of past architecture. The all family really enjoyed.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank castellet12345
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Wonderful informative outing! My grandkids loved it. Blacksmith, period costumes, cattle wrestling, lots to do!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Dianne R
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We have been to the George Ranch numerous times over the past 25 years. It is a great learning experience & a fun time. The last time we took the grandkids & had the "cowboy" lunch. We ended up buying the cookbook to re-create the beans & peach cobbler that we all loved. The girls had plenty of hands-on things to do to keep them occupied.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank bettnott
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went here last minute instead of one of the many attractions that can be done around any major city with our two daughters (3 and 6). I honestly expected my kids to be a little bored, but we ended up spending over 4 hours here and all of us loved every minute. The employees were helpful and entertaining. I strongly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank APECFamily
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