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Homestead Tour

 

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.  WE WILL RE-OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017!!! 

For the latest weather information and availability, call 1-844-VISIT-GHR (847-4844) or visit our homepage prior to your arrival to Grace Heritage Ranch.

Open on Saturdays (weather permitting) for groups of 4 or more paying guests by reservation only. Reservations taken by email on our DIRECTIONS page or by calling 956-230-6902, or leaving a message at 1-844-Visit-GHR (847-4844).

 

Call 1-844-VISIT-GHR for your tour!

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 attraction for our local Willacy County.

Pet and feed San Clemente Island and Nigerian Dwarf goats, our delightful donkeys (Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Mercy, Justice, and Liberty) or our friendly American Milking Devon cattle. Try your hand at carding fiber and learn to use a drop spindle to spin some yarn.
animals04Meet Harley and Henry, our garden working pot-bellied pigs. IMGP5638.AVI_snapshot_00.02_[2015.09.01_08.10.08]Milk a goat and learn what we do with all that good fresh milk. It’s an “udderly” awesome experience!
ChickensFeed any number of our friendly heritage breed chickens, geese and turkeys IMGP5648.AVI_snapshot_00.00_[2015.09.01_08.12.42]View our three-section rotational organic garden, drip irrigation system, and compost bins.

 

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
  • View our three-section rotational organic garden, drip irrigation system, and compost bins
  • Understand what heirloom vegetables are and their vital role in maintaining a homestead
  • Learn the significance of bees and the pollination process
  • 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!

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. 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.

 

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.

 

Times

January and February – Join us on Saturdays promptly at 2 pm. This is by appointment only.

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. You will be walking through our fields, pastures, and animal areas which have uneven ground, bare soil, and pasture grass. In the event of a recent rain, the ground will 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 us at 1-844-Visit-GHR (847-4844) for a recorded message.

March through May – Join us on Saturdays promptly at 10 am for an educational adventure. 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.

June through September – Closed because of the HOT summer!!

 

Parking:

We have parking for 20 vehicles.

 

Prices:

Open on Saturdays (weather permitting) for groups of 4 or more paying guests by reservation only. 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).

Reservations must be made by Friday at noon.

We gladly accept cash and checks on your arrival.

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

Don’t forget to print out and sign the Indemnity form. We’ll provide one for you to sign when you arrive in case you forget to bring one.

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

 

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.

 

 

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