George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond begins phased reopening June 4-6

The George Ranch Historical Park aims to bring Texas and Fort Bend County history to life. (Courtesy George Ranch Historical Park)
The George Ranch Historical Park aims to bring Texas and Fort Bend County history to life. (Courtesy George Ranch Historical Park)

The George Ranch Historical Park aims to bring Texas and Fort Bend County history to life. (Courtesy George Ranch Historical Park)

Families are invited to travel back in time this weekend at the George Ranch Historical Park.

The park, which has been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, is beginning a phased reopening June 4-6, according to a press release. The park will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



To comply with social distancing and health guidelines, George Ranch Historical Park has implemented a number of precautions, including:




  • Guests must purchase tickets in advance online.

  • Masks are mandatory for all guests age 10 and older as well as staff and volunteers.

  • The park will be operating at 25% capacity, and guests are asked to maintain 6 feet of space between one another.

  • Increased cleaning protocols will take place along with the installation of hand sanitizer stations throughout the park.

  • Modified hours and programming: These changes include offering the cattle demonstration at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. only and canceling house tours at the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and 1930s George Ranch Home. Other outdoor activities will be planned in lieu of these tours.



According to the George Ranch Historical Park website, guests can purchase tickets for June 4-6 and June 11-13. Additional dates will be made available in the future.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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