Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Peer into pioneer prairie life during a tour of the Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Historical Home. Charles Goodnight built the breathtaking late-Victorian, two-story house for his wife, Molly. The house includes a room for the traveling pastor and Charles’s famous sleeping porch peering out on to Palo Duro Canyon. The Goodnight home was a hub for the town of Goodnight, Texas and kickstarted pioneer life in the panhandle. A tour takes guests back in time to discover how pioneers survived and thrived on the Great Plains of Texas. The visitor center and grounds are free to explore, and a tour of the house is approximately one hour. Furnishings are period correct and original pieces donated depicting the life of the Goodnights and the panhandle community they helped create. The Visitor Center has cultural exhibits and a gift shop.

Groups & Tours

Reservations in advance are requested for school tours or large groups. Group tour times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Please submit a tour reservation form

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