Rockport: Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

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

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $6, Ages 6-18: $4   
  • 317 Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX
  • 361-729-0386
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  • National Register of Historic Places, a Texas Historical Commission property