1886 Cotton Planters Farm

Discover the lifestyle of a wealthy family in the day when cotton, not oil, was king in Texas. Stroll through the sprawling house built just before the Civil War began and experience what life was like during the Victorian era. Those enticing smells of dinner are wafting from the separate kitchen, a nod to the threat of fire. Next door is a spinning room where looms and wheels are kept busy making thread and yarn for clothing and other essentials. Walk with the James Bell family around this site and help do the chores in the livestock corrals out back.