Ranching Heritage of the Guadalupe Valley

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Welcome to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

The Story of the Great Cattle Drives and the American Cowboy.

As a heritage museum, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum connects us to the everyday lives of our pioneer ancestors, and brings this era in American history vividly to life through interpretive exhibits, research, and educational programs.

In early 2000, The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum was established to preserve the ranching and agricultural heritage of DeWitt County and surrounding areas in South Texas, with its roots in the great cattle drives of the late 19th century, when the cowboy became an American icon, and the Longhorn steer a legend.

Ride With Real Cowboys

Explore South Central Texas' cowboy roots and proud ranching heritage through our permanent exhibits.

Horsemen of the Americas

See the expert craftsmanship of ranching & cowboy artifacts from the Tinker Collection.

Gift Shop

In our gift shop you’ll find quality Texan, Western and ranching themed items to appeal to all ages.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is ‘to preserve the ranching and Western heritage of South Central Texas through interpretative exhibits, research, and educational programs’.


Make a General Donation to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.