Homestead Tour

Experience Grace Heritage Ranch!


What’s out here

Visiting Grace Heritage Ranch is an informative look at a working family homestead where you will have the rare opportunity to step back and experience a simpler life.  We are a unique family attraction for the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

 

Other experiences you’ll enjoy while visiting GHR:

  • Have your picture taken with one of our willing animals
  • See a real working Texas oil well
  • Learn about wind power and see in the distance the local wind farm of 171 wind turbines
  • Find out why we planted our pasture with 6 varieties of native grasses
  • Understand the importance of cotton in Willacy County and how it, along with wool, angora, cashmere, and other fibers are spun into yarn
  • Understand what heirloom vegetables are and their vital role in maintaining a homestead
  • Plant in the demonstration garden
  • Learn the significance of bees and the pollination process
  • At the Welcome Center, see up close (or keep your distance) and gain an appreciation for snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas
  • Appreciate the importance of heritage breed animals to homestead survivability
  • Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and touch of the GHR experience!!

The content can vary depending on the age and interest level of those attending and also animal cooperation and seasonal changes. We are flexible!!  Bring along the whole family for fun in the country!

 


Indemnity Form (required)

Please understand that Grace Heritage Ranch is an operating ranch and working homestead; it could be a potentially dangerous place.  You’ll need to arrive early enough to fill out our indemnity form or download the form, sign it, and bring it with you.  This form is required for every adult guest.

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WARNING: UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75A, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN AGRITOURISM ENTITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY TO OR DEATH OF AN AGRITOURISM PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM AN AGRITOURISM ACTIVITY.


Tour Information

This is an outdoor activity of approximately 2 and 1/2 hours.  The weather will dictate your level of comfort, so please dress accordingly for the conditions.  For safety and comfort, all guests will need sturdy, close-toed walking shoes.  In the event of a recent rain, the ground might be muddy.  If dangerous weather conditions are predicted for the day you want to visit, we may find it necessary to cancel.  Since weather could be an issue, please check weather conditions and notices on the website the day of your visit or call Brian at 956-230-6902 before leaving home.

Along the way we have benches to rest on and hand washing stations.  A bottle of cold water is free with your paid admission.

No food, drinks (except water), gum, glass, candy, or tobacco products are allowed on the tour path.  Please do not bring food from your home to feed the animals.  You will be given plenty of appropriate animal food with each paid admission.

A picnic area is available if you would like to stay after the tour.

This is by appointment only.  We are in a rural location, so leave home early to give yourself plenty of time to find us.  Late arrivals cannot join once we have left the Visitor’s Center.  Gates open 30 minutes before start times.

 


 

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Dates and Times

Public Tours:

January through May
First and third Saturdays by reservation only
10 am to 12:30 pm

Private tours for groups of 15 or more:

All year round
Weekdays by reservation only
Schedule your time when reservations are made


Prices

Adults: (+18) $10.00  Seniors: (+60) $9.00  Children: (3-17) $8.00

For school field trip pricing, click here

For Boy Scout pricing, click here

For Girl Scout pricing, click here


Important Information

Reservations taken by email on our CONTACT US page or by calling 956-230-6902, or leaving a message at 1-844-Visit-GHR (847-4844).

Public tour reservations must be made by noon on the Friday prior to your tour

We gladly accept cash and checks on your arrival

You can purchase tickets in advance online using your credit/debit card.  Sorry, we don’t process credit/debit cards at the welcome center

WARNING: UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75A, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN AGRITOURISM ENTITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY TO OR DEATH OF AN AGRITOURISM PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM AN AGRITOURISM ACTIVITY