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Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Cuero: Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum


Walk through time and legend along the Chisholm Trail – explore cattle ranching in the Guadalupe Valley, regional development before and after the Great Cattle drives of the late 1800s, and the enduring folklore of the Texas cowboy. Rich local history is brought to life, including the infamous Sutton Taylor War, which pitted cattle rustling outlaws against frontier justice – introducing lawmen such as the legendary Texas Rangers. There is something for everyone – interactive features engage younger visitors with delight and humor, and oral history videos showcase classic Western craftsmanship.

Architecture enthusiasts will delight in the fully restored 1903 Knights of Pythias Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that serves as home to the museum and a community center. Beautifully restored rooms that once hosted the ceremonial and social activities of the Knights of Pythias are now open to the community. 


Location

  • 302 N. Esplanade
  • Cuero, Texas
  • 77954

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Adults: $8, Children (5 to 17): $4, Seniors (65 and over): $6, Children under 5, Active Duty Military and Current CTHM Members: Free


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