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    Admission

    $10 – Adults

    $8 – Children (4-12 years old); Seniors (60+); Military (with ID)

    Children 3 and under – Free with paid adult

    There will be a $7.00 fee for parking in the Cultural District.  With a Museum membership, parking in the Museum Lot is free based on availability.

    Directions

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is located at 1720 Gendy Street in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, approximately one mile north of I-30. The Museum is west of the Will Rogers Memorial Center and south of the Museum of Science and History.

    The Museum is within walking distance of the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Museum of Science and History, the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. For additional information about visiting Fort Worth, please visit the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    Parking: The Museum Lot is conveniently located on the west side of the Museum at the corner of Harley Avenue and Montgomery Street and is accessible via Harley Avenue. Handicap parking is available in this lot. There is a $7.00 fee for parking in the Cultural District. Parking in the Museum Lot is free based on availability with a Museum membership. Montgomery Street is currently under construction with various lane closures however the Museum Lot is still accessible via Montgomery.

    From the East (Arlington & Dallas): Take I-30 west to Montgomery Street (Exit 11B); go north on Montgomery Street to Harley Street and turn right on Harley. From Harley, turn left into parking lot.

    From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: Take south exit out of airport and follow signs to Fort Worth; Highway 183 west to 121; 35W south to I-30 west. Take I-30 west to Montgomery Street (Exit 11B); go north on Montgomery Street to Harley Street and turn right on Harley. From Harley, turn left into parking lot.

    Hours of Operation

    Memorial Day – Labor Day (Summer Hours):

    Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


    Labor Day – Memorial Day:

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    *Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

    Group Tours

    Group & Group Tours?

    The Museum welcomes groups from schools, businesses, churches, youth organizations and more. Reservations are required for all groups and must be made at least two weeks in advance in order to receive the discounted group rate. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Docent-Guided Tours?

    The Museum offers docent-guided tours for groups of fifteen or more visitors. Tours are designed to be interactive and age appropriate. These tours must be reserved two weeks in advance with Group Services (817-509-8960) and are dependent on docent availability.

    Group Size?

    Minimum of fifteen people

    Tour Length?

    Tour: 1 – 1.5 hours

    If your group wants to visit our gift shop, allow an extra 15-30 minutes.

    Special Needs?

    When scheduling a tour, please inform us about any special needs, including English-as-a-second-language, limited mobility or hearing-impaired needs. Pending availability, we can provide trained docents to maximize your Museum experience.

    Museum Hours?

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no tours scheduled after 3:30 p.m.)

    Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Buses and Parking?

    Parking is available in the lot directly to the west of the Museum. Buses can drop off guests at the plaza and park in the lot across from Harley Street. There will be a $7.00 fee for parking in the Cultural District.

    Cancellations and Late Arrivals?

    To cancel a tour, please call 817-509-8960. If cancellation is made within 24 hours of your tour, your credit card will be charged $20.00.

    Schedule a Tour?

    To schedule a tour, call 817-509-8960 at least two weeks in advance. Please have this information ready:

    Group name
    Name and phone number of contact person
    Number of people in group and number of adult chaperones
    Grade level or age of group
    Preferred date and time
    Special needs

    You will be called a week before your tour to confirm the date, time and number of people in your group. Click here to download the Adult Group Reservation Form or click here to download the School Group Reservation Form.

    Payment?

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and personal or corporate checks.

    Exhibit Galleries

    Into the Arena?

    Discover the graceful athleticism of America’s champion cowgirls through interactive exhibits and first-person accounts of life in the arena. Gallery highlights include:

    • Interactive bronc ride that places you in an old-style rodeo
    • Projected video of some of the greatest rides in cowgirl history
    • Dazzling costumes and no-frills garments worn in the arena by some of the greats from Mamie Francis Hafley to Jonnie Jonckowski
    • Memorabilia from the early years of the Girl’s Rodeo Association
    • Objects from famous champions including Annie Oakley’s traveling trunk, Gene Krieg Creed’s trick riding saddle, and Charmayne James’s NFR Championship Barrel Racing saddle
    Claiming the Spotlight?

    Our Claiming the Spotlight Gallery celebrates the entertainers, artists, and writers who shaped the way we view the cowgirl in popular culture. Highlights from the gallery include:

    • A 1950s-era television featuring clips from such popular shows as “Annie Oakley” and “The Roy Rogers Show,” plus actual memorabilia from these TV-shows.
    • Jukeboxes playing country western tunes sung by Patsy Montana, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Reba McEntire and other popular artists.
    • Become a star and pose for your very own movie poster
    • Dale Evans’s Bohlin saddle and costume designed by Nudie Cohn
    Kinship with the Land?

    In this gallery you’ll be introduced to the early ranch women who laid the foundation of the cowgirl and the women who carry on today’s complex business of ranching. Gallery highlights include:

    • Watch video stories of rich ranching heritage and the responsibility of land stewardship
    • View the sidesaddles, clothing, and objects of daily life of early ranch women
    • Children can learn to saddle a model Shetland pony
    Hall of Fame Gallery and Honorees?

    Our Hall of Fame Honorees are a diverse group: Champions and Competitive Performers, Ranchers (Stewards of Land and Livestock), Entertainers, Artists and Writers, and Trailblazers and Pioneers – with many fitting into more than one category. Explore over 200 Hall of Fame Honorees on our interactive kiosk. View objects from 26 featured honorees. Learn about the founding of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

    Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows?

    The Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows gallery displays the historical significance of the cowgirls who performed in the Wild West shows from the 1880s to early 20th century. Visitors will be able to:

    • View archival footage projected on several hanging glass screens and colorful images of Wild West posters
    • Glass showcases featuring rare artifacts including Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show parade flag, which is preserved by a Tru Vue Optium Conservation Grant from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and Tru Vue, Inc.
    • Interactive activities for adults and children as well as computer-enhanced archival photographs that uniquely bring the time period to life
    • Annie Oakley shares her story in her own words through the magic of hologram technology
      • In addition, her wedding ring, hand written letters, and the one of the shotguns she used while traveling with Buffalo Bill Wild West Show are on display
    Grand Rotunda?

    The Grand Rotunda features a mobile comprised of 100 moving pieces, featuring many women in the Hall of Fame and compliment the Honoree medallions on the Rotunda walls. The top elements of the mobile are still photographs; video footage of the Honorees are projected on the bottom elements. The Museum is able to reprogram the bottom projected elements to create added value for those who book the Grand Rotunda for a special event.

    Anne W. Marion Gallery?

    The Anne W. Marion Gallery opened May 2015.  The gallery is named after 2005 Cowgirl Honoree Anne Windfohr Marion in honor of her steadfast support of the Western lifestyle and preservation of Western heritage as well as her patronage of the arts

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