Walk through time and legend along the Chisholm Trail – explore cattle ranching in the Guadalupe Valley, regional development before and after the Great Cattle drives of the late 1800s, and the enduring folklore of the Texas cowboy. Rich local history is brought to life, including the infamous Sutton Taylor War, which pitted cattle rustling outlaws against frontier justice – introducing lawmen such as the legendary Texas Rangers. There is something for everyone – interactive features engage younger visitors with delight and humor, and oral history videos showcase classic Western craftsmanship.
Architecture enthusiasts will delight in the fully restored 1903 Knights of Pythias Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that serves as home to the museum and a community center. Beautifully restored rooms that once hosted the ceremonial and social activities of the Knights of Pythias are now open to the community.
Watch our Legacy of the Chisholm Trail video to learn more about the Chisholm Trail in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in our Chisholm Trail mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum
Adults: $8, Children (5 to 17): $4, Seniors (65 and over): $6, Children under 5, Active Duty Military and Current CTHM Members: Free
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.