Welcome to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Viva Texas Magazine CoverThe Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum is proud to announce that we are featured in the current Special Edition of Viva Texas Magazine, ‘the luxury and lifestyle media magazine for the Lone Star State’! Copies are available in our Gift Shop, so stop by and pick one up today before they are all gone!

Take a Ride Back in Time. To 1866.

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum to explore the true stories of the Longhorn, the great cattle drives, and the American cowboy! Designed by Texas architect James Wahrenberger (1855 – 1929) and built in 1903, the former Knights of Pythias Hall in Cuero, Texas, is now home to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. Already a beacon of cultural renaissance in this proud South Central Texas town, the Museum will become a heritage center, preserving and celebrating the rural ranching tradition that is our shared birthright as Texans.

Taste of the Trail VII: A Texas-sized ‘Thank You’! The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum would like to express our immense gratitude to everyone for their overwhelming participation in Taste of the Trail VII, which took place under the Texas stars at Bellevue Ranch on Saturday, April 12, 2014. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors and underwriters, our live and silent auction donors, our tireless volunteers, and of course the enthusiastic crowd of more than 700 ‘Trail-blazers’ who attended that night! The net proceeds generated by the historic success of this event will benefit the essential operations and programs of the museum and provide the vital means to expand our vision and outreach to a widening audience. We have once again been humbled by the tremendous response of our patrons, and it is with sincere and deep appreciation that we recognize we could not have done it without all of you. Thank you!

Our Grand Opening Success! On Saturday, November 23, 2013, we welcomed our first visitors to our ground floor exhibit area. From the early roots of ranching in Texas and the Americas, to the great cattle drives of the late 1880s, and on into the sunset of an era, our walk-through storytelling environment takes you to the heart of the cowboy experience. We take you behind the Hollywood myth to get up close and personal with the real cowboys and the cattle rustlers, lawmen, and cranky camp cooks that kept life interesting.

Community Center Available for Events! Beautifully restored rooms that once hosted the ceremonial and social activities of the Knights of Pythias are now open to the community. They are now available for civic and business groups, social events and family gatherings. Fully accessible and well equipped to handle the AV requirements of business meetings, our meeting rooms are also the perfect choice for social gatherings. The catering kitchen is conveniently located adjacent to the rooms. And, word’s getting around – the handsome, high-windowed rooms are quickly becoming the desirable venue for stylish weddings! Event Rental Information | 361-277-2866