Explore the Storied Cowboy Culture in Texas

We invite you to step back in time while visiting one of the Southwest’s finest historical tourism destinations. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero, Texas, tells the stories and preserves the memories of DeWitt County’s rich agricultural and cowboy histories. Discover how the early settlers lived and explore the local lore and history that link DeWitt County to the legendary Texas cattle drives of the late 19th century.

Explore the Storied Cowboy Culture in Texas

We invite you to step back in time while visiting one of the Southwest’s finest historical tourism destinations. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero, Texas, tells the stories and preserves the memories of DeWitt County’s rich agricultural and cowboy histories. Discover how the early settlers lived and explore the local lore and history that link DeWitt County to the legendary Texas cattle drives of the late 19th century.

Explore the Storied Cowboy Culture in Texas

We invite you to step back in time while visiting one of the Southwest’s finest historical tourism destinations. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero, Texas, tells the stories and preserves the memories of DeWitt County’s rich agricultural and cowboy histories. Discover how the early settlers lived and explore the local lore and history that link DeWitt County to the legendary Texas cattle drives of the late 19th century.

Exhibits Spotlight Facets of Western Heritage

Ride back in time with us, to the era of the Great Cattle Drives. Authentic artifacts – lassoes, saddles, a chuck wagon and more – tell the vivid story of the great cattle drive era, beginning with Thornton Chisholm and Crockett Cardwell’s epic 1866 cattle drive from Cuero to St. Joseph, Missouri. Our original movie narrates the true story of life on the trail, straight from the saddle. The Tinker Collection showcases the cultures of the Mexican vaquero, the South American gaucho, and American cowboys. A select series of photographs by explorer Edward Curtis documents late-19th century Native American culture, a central story of the American West. Recently installed, a showcase of spurs by well-regarded Texas craftsmen brings the story forward to present-day ranching and riding.

Take a Quick Survey, and Help Cuero Get a Pocket Park!

The City of Cuero, in cooperation with the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, is preparing a Small Community Recreation Grant to be submitted to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. We are conducting an on-line Recreation Needs Survey that allows residents to participate in the selection of recreation elements for the proposed 1-acre downtown pocket park. The more people who complete the on-line survey, the more complete will be the picture for this area. The results of the Needs survey will determine what new public recreation opportunities will be constructed if the grant application is successful.

Complete the Recreation Needs Survey online today.

Deadline is August 12, 2021.

English German School

Friar Thomas Community Center

George Bishop Park

Proctor Green House

Event Spaces: Unique Settings for Social and Business Gatherings

The Museum offers several exceptional and distinctive rental options for special events ranging from intimate dinner parties to elaborate wedding receptions to catered corporate meetings. All are easily accommodated within the Museum campus’s distinctive spaces.

The Gale & Gay Oliver III Family Gift Shop

Our gift shop features an impressive selection of books about Texas and Western themes, in addition to Texas-inspired home decor and gifts. Browse a curated selection of hand-crafted items by local artists, as well as cute souvenirs for the kids.
Take home a memory of your trip to Cuero, and help support the CTHM with every purchase.

Museum Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00am – 4:30pm

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