317 Fulton Beach Rd.
Rockport, TX 78382
GPS: N28° 3' 25" W97° 2' 7.4"
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.
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.
From the Blog
By Melody Woods, Fulton Mansion Educator
This past summer, Aransas County kids discovered Victorian etiquette can be fun! Fulton Mansion State Historic Site—in partnership with the Texas Maritime Museum, Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries, Goose Island State Park, and the Bay Education Center—sponsored the Summer Experience in Aransas (S.E.A.) Camp, where more than 150 local 1st...
By Marsha Hendrix, Fulton Mansion Site Manager
Fulton Mansion is pleased to unveil a new partnership and education program with First Community Bank. Thanks to the leadership of the Friends of the Fulton Mansion Board President Sterling Heller and her son, Eric Heller, vice-president/branch manager at First Community Bank in Rockport, the bank has donated $5,000 to the mansion’s...
By Lara Garner, Fulton Mansion Educator
Last fall, Fulton descendant Emily Beaman Beals donated several significant artifacts to Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. The artifacts included two silver goblets, a matching pitcher, and a tray that the Central Ohio Railroad Company presented George Fulton in 1855 to thank him for his work as superintendent for the railroad.
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.