The Fulton Mansion is an important part of history in Rockport, Texas. In 1840 George W. Fulton married the daughter of the republican politician Henry Smith. The Fulton’s shipped cattle from Rockport to New Orleans in the 1870’s where they made a large sum of money. The mansion was built between the years of 1874 and 1877. This house was well advanced for its time with gas lighting, central heating, and indoor plumbing. This house was a popular spot for the whole town. The Fulton’s lived in this house for 18 years. To learn more details about the history of George Fulton and how he reached his fortune go to

The home has recently underwent a major renovation and is not once again ready for guests. It has been restored to what it looked like back in the 1800’s and is a unique and exciting place to visit. The Fulton Mansion offers three different ways for you to enjoy a tour. You can either take a self guided audio tour, a self guided  handout tour, or a docent led tour. Your tour will begin at the history center which is located behind the mansion. Extra time should be allowed so guests can explore the garden and gift shops. Adults get in for 6 dollars and children get in for 4 dollars. The Fulton Mansion can also be booked for large events. For information on how to book a tour go to

Miss Kitty’s Fishing Getaways offers multiple homes in Fulton, Texas that are only minutes away from the Fulton Mansion. We offer five different Harbor Lights Cottages that are located Located across the street from the waters of the Aransas Bay, Fulton's fishing pier and harbor, Fulton park and playground, and Paws & Taws Convention Center. These are cute little cottages that sleep between 4 to 8 people depending on which unit you rent. There are many fun activities in Fulton, Texas as well as in Rockport, Texas which is only a short drive away. For more information or to rent a Harbor Lights Cottage go to For a list of fun things to do in the area and an updated weather guide go to We cannot wait to welcome you to our beautiful waterfront town for a vacation you will never forget.