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Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

317 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382
+1 361-729-0386
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I saw a tv show about this place and knew I would have to visit when in the area. It is definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim S
via mobile
Beautiful renovation, great docents

It was really interesting learning about the Fultons and their house. There is a good self guided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna C
Plano, Texas
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Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, the Fulton Mansion is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared incredible in 1877 with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting, flush-toilets, and other refinements were progressive and luxurious elements for this part of Texas. Today, visitors journey through the restored home, getting a glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s. Learn about 19th century innovations, walk through Harriet's garden, and hear stories of living in a grand Victorian villa.
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317 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382
+1 361-729-0386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw a tv show about this place and knew I would have to visit when in the area. It is definitely a must see. A nice visitors center. The docents in the house are wonderful and so informative. One of the docents was a...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really interesting learning about the Fultons and their house. There is a good self guided tour that you can download, but we didn't really need it as the docents in the house were very well informed and shared lots of interesting information.

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While our visit in Rockport we visited this house during the day too avoid the heat. We have been taking family trips to Rockport and Fulton my whole life but this place really showed me the history. It's a tour of the house which has...More

Thank l_ilyc46
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great self-guided tour. You start in the visitors center where you learn about the family and all the inventions and patents they had. You then go to the home itself and see how advanced this home was for the time with hot...More

Thank Z2623KIkimf
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed touring this beautifully restored mansion in Rockport. It has been furnished with many of the Fulton's belongs and other pieces that were typical of the era. The docents were very informative and knew a lot about the history of the home and...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Knowledgeable guides in a completely furnished Victorian Home. A must visit for a good history lesson.

Thank pattravel84
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We happened to visit on a day when there was not a docent available to guide our tour but we received I-Pads with a self-guiding tour and there were 2 ladies available to answer questions. The Fultons Mansion does not equate to the Biltmore but...More

Thank GFCTx
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My grand daughter wanted to stop, and see the mansion again. This was my first time inside, it was quite amazing. The little place where you got your tickets to the house was also quite unusual. There were hands on displays, from the time period,...More

Thank BarbaraS460
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It's closed on Mondays. Great historical restoration, which is well-explained. There's a good self-tour that you can get via your cell phone, they provide instructions and the staff is very helpful in loading the self-guided tour info on your phone too. There are a lot...More

2  Thank ergray34
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A damp and cloudy day, teens in tow, and we stopped here because it looked so inviting. Mr. Fulton certainly was a man ahead of his time for this area of Coastal Texas. This home had it all, central heat, indoor plumbing, dumbwaiter for food...More

2  Thank Mimi L
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Barbara M
15 February 2017|
Response from teelee68 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, no elevator. But it would be worth it to see the first floor!
29 January 2016|
Response from countygirl2016 | Reviewed this property |
P.tours 11a.m and 2p.m Tues-Sat 2p.m. om Sundays Self guided 10-4 Tues-Sat and 1-4 on Sundays
20 September 2015|
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
The Fulton Mansion State Historic Site will celebrate it's grand re-opening on Saturday, October 24, at 3 p.m. Tours of the mansion will resume on Sunday, October 25. Come on out and see us!