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Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

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Impressive!

The docent was so knowledgeable and interesting. The house had state of the art (at the time... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
toadstooldiva
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Port Alberni, Canada
History Buff's Delight

Beautiful mansion, interesting water system (1800's engineering), knowledgeable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
JMFSMidwest
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Kansas
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Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, the Fulton Mansion is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared incredible in 1877 with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting...more
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317 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The docent was so knowledgeable and interesting. The house had state of the art (at the time) indoor plumbing (with three bathrooms), central heating and air conditioning. The home has been meticulously and beautifully restored and gives a glimpse of how a privileged family lived...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank toadstooldiva
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Beautiful mansion, interesting water system (1800's engineering), knowledgeable and friendly docents to explain details about the Fulton family and the furnishings. Fun time for history buffs.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very nice Victorian mansion. Owner was an engineer and the unusual construction is worth the $6 ticket. The servants rooms in the basement were super interesting. A nice visitors center tells the story of the family.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This updated mansion boasts of history and treasures from the past. The store and check-in is filled with historical documenting of the family, along with era clothing and a dressing area for children to play with. The rooms in the mansion are detailed with trinkets...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank bbr6511
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a really great outing. We decided to tour it on a whim one morning of out trip. That week there were no organized tours, but there is a nice app you can use with your cell phone to guide you through each room....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 75MaryB97
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went here because it said the house had some unusual features. That is true. They have really done an excellent job on the restoration and show you how the family lived. Never seen a house of this age that had the kitchen in the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Kristine T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This historic house is fun to visit but also hosts lots of activities during the year for families. My favorite is the summer music series which is the 2nd Tuesday of the month June, July and August. There are beautiful lawns at the mansion with...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Rockportbythesea
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Must see for the beauty and history. The history of the original family and the building and operations of the home is very interesting. There are some features of this home not seen in other Texas homes of its vintage.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank djmatt94
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Does the Knox manse in NY have something to do with the Fulton Mansion in Rockport Tx. I'm confused.Haven't been, but want to go.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restoration of this mansion was exceptionally well done. My husband and I arrived at the site a little after 10:00 a.m. and purchased our tickets for the 11:00 docent-led tour. While waiting for the tour to begin, we perused the exhibits in the visitor's...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Mary483_12
22 May 2018|
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Response from scottY6234RT | Reviewed this property |
thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fulton-mansion/visitor-information NOTE: The Fulton Mansion itself is currently closed for repairs due to Hurricane Harvey, but starting Friday, October 27, visitors can enjoy the interactive... More
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Barbara M
15 February 2017|
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Response from teelee68 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, no elevator. But it would be worth it to see the first floor!
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