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, the doors of the Fulton Mansion, a Texas Historical Commission property, are still open to the public, and its library, parlor, dining room, sitting room, bedrooms and bathrooms are available for exploring, offering a rare glimpse into the posh Victorian world of a prominent South Texas family at a time when interior gas lighting and flush-toilets were progressive for this part of Texas. Learn about George Fulton’s engineering skills, take a walk through Harriet Fulton’s gardens and hear the stories of living in a grand Victorian villa.
Begin your tour at the Fulton Mansion Education and History Center, located behind the mansion at the corner of Henderson and Nancy Ann streets, where you can enjoy interactive exhibits and hear presentations on a variety of topics ranging from the Republic of Texas to Victorian death practices.