Begin your tour at the Fulton Mansion Education and History Center, located behind the mansion at the corner of Henderson and Nancy Ann streets. There you will receive your admission sticker, have a chance to explore the exhibits, and learn about the different tour options.
There are three different ways to tour the mansion:
- 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). We also have tablets available on site with the app already loaded (quantities limited).
- Take a self-guided tour using a handout available at the site.
- Receive a docent-led tour at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Visitors may want to allow an extra 30 minutes to explore the garden and the architecture of the house. Complimentary garden tour brochures are available at the beginning of the horseshoe path (located at the back of the mansion, away from the water). A gift shop is also on site with items for sale.
Visitor parking is available at the corner of Henderson and Nancy Ann streets.
A special exhibit is available every year from mid-June through October, exploring new Fulton stories and objects from the period. For more information, view the event calendar.
The Education and History Center is fully accessible. All visitors should use caution when exploring the outside of the house and gardens due to uneven paving stones and sidewalks. If you need assistance accessing the mansion’s elevated entry, please call in advance so there will be no delay in your enjoyment of the home.
Public restrooms are located in the Education and History Center. Food and drinks are not available on site. Picnic tables are located on the south side lawn of the mansion under the shade of a large oak tree. Visitors wishing to use the picnic tables are encouraged to bring picnics, but are responsible for taking any garbage with them. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the house during tours.
While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites:
- Rockport Center for the Arts
- Bay Education Center
- Rockport Aquarium
- Texas Maritime Museum
- Rockport Beach Park
- Goose Island State Park
For additional travel and history information, see the following resources: