Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Texas Attractions: Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
City: Fulton (see Rockport)
Location: Henderson Street, off State Highway 35, 3.5 miles north of Rockport
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About the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site:
Construction began on Fulton Mansion in 1874. When George and Harriet Fulton saw the completion of their home three years later, they had an extravagant, 29-room home overlooking Aransas Bay, one that featured ornate flourishes and "modern" conveniences such as central heating, plumbing and gas lighting.
The Fulton Mansion was restored in the early 1980s and has welcomed visitors ever since. The home is furnished with period antiques and hosts special events throughout the year.
Guided tours take place throughout the day. Visitors are requested to wear soft-soled shoes to prevent damaging carpets and floors. Tours begin at 9 a.m. and the last tour departs at 4 p.m. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call for reservations.
The grounds of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site include picnic areas, a Texas State Park Store, plus interpretive gardens where visitors can watch birds and butterflies.
Fulton Mansion is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday. It is closed Monday-Tuesday, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days. An admission fee is charged.
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