To get a real taste of the mythic past of King Ranch, a trip to the King Ranch Museum is a must.
The museum is the definitive repository of ranch lore and the items on display clearly evoke the bygone days on Captain King’s legendary spread.
The King Ranch Museum’s permanent collections include: Toni Frissell’s award-winning photographic essay of life on King Ranch in the early 1940′s; saddles from around the world, guns including a King Ranch commemorative Colt Python .357 magnum revolver (serial number KR1), a limited edition series of full-scale replicas of historic Texas flags, and antique carriages and vintage cars, including El Kineño, a custom designed Buick Eight hunting car built for Congressman R. M. Kleberg, Sr., in 1949 by General Motors. A new permanent exhibit displays a sculpture of Mrs. Henrietta King and her son-in-law Robert J. Kleberg, Sr., beside the first artesian well that was drilled on King Ranch in the summer of 1899. Visitors can view videos about the history of King Ranch and its main residence.
King Ranch Museum
405 North 6th Street
Kingsville. Texas 78363
(361) 595 -1881
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: Open 10 am, Close 4 pm
Sunday: Open 1 pm, Close 5 pm
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
$6.00 + tax for adults; $5.00 + tax for Seniors (65+), U.S. Military and Students with ID; $3.00 + tax for children 5-12 years; (children 4 and under free)
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