Museum Information

Kenedy Ranch Visitor Information

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Located in the tiny southern town of Sarita, just 20 miles south of Kingsville, is the Kenedy Ranch Museum of South Texas. Inside the beautifully restored building of the Kenedy Pasture Company, visitors learn about Mifflin Kenedy and his family, and how their lives were interwoven with the history of what was the untamed land known as the Wild Horse Desert. Mifflin Kenedy and his friend and business partner, Richard King, first found wealth as steamboat captains on the Rio Grande. After the Civil War, they invested in land, thousands of acres of South Texas land. For the next 100 years, the Kenedy name would be significantly involved in every aspect of the economic development of south Texas – ranching, railroads, land development and oil.
 

Tour the South Texas Museum and hear the story of three generations of Kenedys that played such an important role in South Texas history and whose lasting legacy of philanthropy continues to benefit Texans today.
 
 

Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Closed: Mondays, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission:
Adults – $3.00
Seniors – $2.00
Ages 13 to 18 – $2.00

Children 12 and under and organized school groups are free

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Directions

200 East La Parra Ave.
Sarita, Texas 78385

Phone (361) 294-5751

The museum is located in the town of Sarita, slightly more than 20 miles south of Kingsville, and just off U.S. Highway 77.

Driving south, turn right at the flashing yellow light in Sarita. The museum is on the right, immediately to the east of the Kenedy County Courthouse.

 
 

Group Tours

Group tours are available by reservation.

Contact the museum at (361) 294-5751

Write to:

The Kenedy Ranch Museum
200 East La Parra Ave.
P.O. Box 70
Sarita, TX 78385

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School Tours

School groups are invited to tour the museum without charge. Historical and other special educational programs will occasionally be offered.

Contact the museum at (361) 294-5751

Write to:

The Kenedy Ranch Museum
200 East La Parra Ave.
P.O. Box 70
Sarita, TX 78385

Or contact us here:
Contact us

 
 

Helpful Links

The Kenedy Ranch Museum would like to share these valuable links to contributors of South Texas History:

Texas Association of Museums

Texas State Historical Association

Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History

Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Handbook of Texas Online

La Parra Overhead