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If you are interested in history then Rockport, Texas is the place for you!  Rockport is a beautiful and historically interesting town.  Founded in 1870, Rockport is home to more than 8,800 people.  The History Center for Aransas County showcases local culture and has outside and inside exhibits. The current exhibit on display is the history of the Rockport Pilot, Rockport's local newspaper.  This event features the timeline and history of the newspaper.  The timeline goes back to the first publisher Charles Bailey up to the current publisher, Mike Probst.   Admission is free!  New events and exhibits are always being posted. To learn more about the History Center for Aransas Country go to www.aransashistorycenter.org.       
      
 
The Fulton Mansion is one the oldest and most interesting places to visit in Rockport.  Built by George Fulton in 1874, this beautiful mansion is full of exciting history and fun activities that are perfect for the whole family.  The first stop on the tour is the Education and History center.  You can learn about topics such as the Republic of Texas and the Victorian Death practices through interactive exhibits and presentations.  There are many Victorian craft activities for the kids including puppet making and a puppet theater!  You can also take a tour of the beautiful garden located at the back of the mansion.  To learn about hours and admissions visit www.visitfultonmansion.com. Plan your trip to Rockport to visit the historical Fulton Mansion and stay at a relaxing vacation home in Fulton!  To book your vacation home in the Rockport-Fulton or Port Aransas areas visit our website. Miss Kitty's Fishing Getaways and Miss Kitty's Beach Getaways.
              
Come learn about Texas Maritime history at the Texas Maritime museum!  This museum has both permanent and touring exhibits.  The permanent exhibits are related to the themes of exploration and settlement, oil and gas exploration image, commercial and sports fishing, and boat and shipbuilding.  The latest temporary exhibit is on the history of shrimping and includes photos, videos, and even a shrimp boat cabin mock-up that is fun for the children. The Texas Maritime museum is home to many preserved artifacts and documents. There is also a library full with books that focus on marine topics.  The museum also has a deck area and gift shop! Many different types of events are held each month.  Large groups get discounted rates, and you can rent out the entire museum for birthday parties, weddings, or receptions! Your party will include the venue for 2 hours, up to 20 guests, a party host, decorations, themed cutlery, drinks and snacks, games, crafts, activities, and goodie bags!  Bring your family on a fun and educational trip to the Maritime Museum in Rockport for an amazing experience.  To learn more about the Texas Maritime Museum go to www.texasmaritimemuseum.org.   For more information on historical places and museums in Rockport, TX visit www.rockporthomerentals.com/local-area-guide.