Rising above the Aransas Bay, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site must have appeared incredible in 1877, as it does today, with its mansard roof and ornate trim. The distinctive mansion was restored in 1976-1983 and opened to visitors as a historic house museum in 1983.
Today, visitors get a rare glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s as they journey through the restored home, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about George Fulton’s engineering skills, take a walk through a garden inspired by Harriet’s love of flowers, and hear the stories of living in a grand Victorian villa. Located behind the mansion, the Education and History Center offers interactive exhibits and a museum store.
Harriet's Garden demonstrates the plants that were available during the time they lived in the mansion. Visitors can take a free self-guided tour that provides historical information and botanical information about the plants located throughout the garden.