Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria

Picture of One of the Buildings at George Ranch
One of the buildings at George Ranch
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: 281-343-0218
Fax: 281-343-9316

Journey to a place and time where cattle and cotton are king, Texas is a country all its own and life's possibilities are as endless as the Texas skies. Visit the George Ranch Historical Park and discover a treasury of Texas traditions.  Originally settled in 1824 as part of  Stephen F. Austin's Colony by  Nancy and Henry Jones, this 23,000-acre working ranch stands as a testament to the independent spirit of Texas. Explore the lives and share the experiences that molded this farming and ranching empire and shaped the history of Texas.


Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Cattle demonstrations take place from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays in four separate slots.


Just 30 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. Take US 59 South;

Exit Grand Parkway - Hwy 99. Follow the signs to the Park's main entrance.


$15 Adult;   $12 Senior (65+); $10 Child (4 to 12);  Children under 4 - FREE

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