The fortune made in ranching built George and Harriet Fulton’s dream home – where they lived in for 18 years. Completed in 1877, the impressive bayside residence – which the Fultons called “Oakhurst” – was built in the French Second Empire architectural style and featured ultra-modern (for the time) mechanical systems like gas lighting, central heating, and hot and cold water plumbing. Today, the house is the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site – an interactive museum open to the public. Visitors can learn about the Fulton family, immerse themselves in a beautifully restored Victorian villa, and see first-hand how lucrative the cattle industry was for many Texas businessmen.
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site