​Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

Fulton Mansion Exterior Fulton Exhibit Fulton Maypole with Participants Fulton Mansion Architecture

317 Fulton Beach Rd.
Rockport, TX 78382
GPS: N28° 3' 25" W97° 2' 7.4"
361-729-0386
fulton-mansion@thc.texas.gov

 

Fulton Map

Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared incredible in 1877, as it does today, 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 history.

Today, visitors get a rare glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s as they journey through the restored home, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 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. Located behind the mansion, the Education and History Center offers interactive exhibits and a gift shop.

Take a self-guided, audio tour with Texas Time Travel Tours using your mobile device's web browser (or download the iOS or Android app).

From the Blog

Fulton Mansion Preservation

In 2015, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site completed extensive preservation work to deal with serious long-term foundation and structural issues, basement water infiltration, deterioration of original wood windows, and major roof leaks. The project has preserved and protected the historic materials, prevented further structural damage, and integrated upgrades that better protect the historic collections from the coastal climate. Learn more in the following video.