Welcome to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Save the Date! Taste of the Trail VII in April!

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum is saddling up for its seventh signature biennial Taste of the Trail fundraising event on Saturday, April 12, 2014! See details on the Event page and watch the official website at www.TasteoftheTrail.com for updates!

Take a Ride Back in Time. To 1866.

Watercolor illustration of Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

The historic Knights of Pythias Hall, vividly imagined in a bygone era. Watercolor illustration by Finis Collins.

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.

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