Gulf Coast
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Information:  
The Mansion was built in French second empire style in the late 1870s in the Rockport-Fulton area overlooking Aransas Bay. It had the most modern facilities available at the time, including interior gas lighting, running water, flush-toilets, and central heating. Owners engineer George Fulton and his wife Harriet Fulton, eldest daughter of Texas Provisional Governor Harry Smith (1835), spared no expense in building and furnishing their home. The house was restored in the 1880s. A wheelchair lift provides access to the first floor of the mansion. For visitors unable to climb stairs, a full-color notebook illustrates all of the second-floor rooms. This SHS has an Education and History Center, and hosts school programs and special events. Volunteer positions are available. Guided tours begin on the hour. Admission fees apply. Open Tue-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 12:30pm-4:30pm; closed major holidays. (361) 729-0386. 317 S. Fulton Beach Road, Fulton, Texas 78358.For more information read the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Brochure.  Email  
Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Central Gulf Coast Region:
Aransas Loop: Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Bay, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Gregory, Copano Bay
La Bahia Loop:  McFaddin, Bloomington, Goliad, Refugio, Aransas NWR, Austwell, Woodsboro, Bayside, Sinton to Fulton, and Rockport
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Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Directions:
From SH 35, go east on Henderson Street for about 7 blocks.