Explore the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

Explore the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

Visiting the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site while staying at The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay offers a delightful blend of history, charm, and coastal beauty. As you step into the Fulton Mansion, you are transported back to the late 19th century, a time when the mansion served as the residence of George W. Fulton, a prominent inventor and businessman. The mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and opulence of that era, with its ornate architecture, high ceilings, and lavish furnishings.

4 Things To Explore at the Fulton Mansion in Rockport, TX

  1. Explore Fulton Mansion Demonstration Garden

Surrounding the mansion is a beautifully landscaped garden that demonstrates the types of plants that were around 1877-1896 when the Fulton family lived in the mansion. There are signs throughout the garden at the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site that provide information on the botanical plants. The gardens offer a serene escape and a chance to appreciate the outdoor beauty that complemented the grandeur of the mansion.

  1. Capture the Beauty of the Fulton Mansion

Capture the beauty of the mansion and its surroundings through photography. The Victorian architecture, carefully curated interiors, and scenic gardens provide ample opportunities for stunning shots.

  1. Embark on Self Guided Tours

At the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site you can explore exhibits that allow you to engage with the history. Begin at the Fulton Mansion Education and History Center where you will get an admission sticker and a brochure that will lead you through a self guided tour of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site.

  1. Enjoy a Delightful Picnic at the Fulton Mansion

As you settle down with your picnic blanket and basket, the historic significance of the location adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your meal. The mansion, with its distinctive architectural features, serves as a backdrop that transports you back in time. You can almost imagine the leisurely gatherings and social events that took place on these very grounds over a century ago.

One of the Most Enchanting Places To Stay in Rockport, Texas

After immersing yourself in history at the Fulton Mansion, returning to The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay offers a contrasting but equally enchanting experience. Situated as close as you can get to the picturesque Aransas Bay, our Rockport, TX, hotel provides a tranquil retreat with breathtaking views of the water and coastal landscape. After a day of exploring history at the Fulton Mansion, you can unwind by the bay, perhaps enjoying a delicious meal at The Palm Room Bar & Grill while watching the sunset over the water.