King Ranch

Daily Ranch Tours

Your journey begins at the historic Santa Gertrudis Creek where Captain King first camped in 1852.

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Come see King Ranch Quarter Horses, Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, our resident Longhorn herd and an abundance of wildlife on King Ranch. View South Texas brush clearing equipment, conceived and developed on King Ranch to clear mesquite and huisache from the pastures, as well as the Calera Pens and Camphouse, where at roundup time the cattle are vaccinated, branded and tagged.

Throughout your trip, your guide will explain the history and the modern day workings of the ranch. You’ll get the chance to see the auction arena, the horse cemetery, and the Colony—the home of the Kineños or King’s men. You will pass historic buildings that include Mrs. King’s carriage house, the Commissary with its lookout tower, and the grand home built in 1912 by Captain King’s widow, Henrietta.

Book a tour by calling (361) 592-8055. You can also email visitorcenter@king-ranch.com to learn more about King Ranch’s tours.

Length of Tours: 1.5 hours.

Daily Tour Schedule:
Monday – Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

Closed:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Seating is sold on a first-come basis. Please note that private vehicles are not allowed on King Ranch tours. Only service animals are allowed on tours.

Cost:
$15.00 + tax for adults; $6.00 + tax for children 5-12 years;
$12.00 + tax for seniors, military and students (children 4 and under free)