Plan Your Visit

    The Cowgirl Museum is closed effective March 13

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame has made the decision to temporarily close and cancel all events and public programming, effective March 13 through next week and will continue to support decisions by the Tarrant County Health Department and Fort Worth ISD to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority as the Museum continues to take precautions in accordance with local, state, and CDC guidelines for decreasing the spread.

    We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions accordingly in the coming weeks about the Museum opening and future events. The Museum will be sharing updates via our website, email, and social media.

    We look forward to announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our visitors back to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

    For information on recommendations on the coronavirus and precautions to take, visit the CDC website.

    Admission

    BRAND NEW SECOND FLOOR!

    Admission Rates:

    Adults – $12.00
    Seniors (age 65+) – $9.00
    Military & First Responders – $9.00
    Children (age 4-12) – $6.00
    Children age 3 and under – free with paid admission
    **Cowgirl Family Special (2 adults and up to 4 children age 4-12) $36.00** Perfect for Spring Break

    Group Rates: minimum 10 people with two week advance reservation; maximum 120 people
    Adults/Seniors – $7.00
    Students (PreK-12th) – $4.50
    One free chaperone per every 10 students
    Additional Chaperones – $7.00
    Adult/Senior groups – complimentary docent guided tour based upon availability
    Student groups – self-guided; complimentary scavenger hunt kits upon request

    Second Floor Renovation

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame reopened the second floor after completing a $5.5 million renovation that began in early 2018. As the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage in their trailblazing efforts, the extensive renovation continues to explore the special bond among the horse, women, and the West, as viewed through the lens of many Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees.

    To keep up with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Hours of Operation

    New museum hours and admission prices:

    CLOSED TEMPORARY STARTING MARCH 13 TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 

    Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
    Open Mondays for Spring Break and FWSSR
    *Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day


    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 Dickies Arena, 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 UPDATE
    Our normal parking lot is back open! Enter the lot from Harley Street. $10 normal parking rates apply.
    Members receive free parking, redeem your parking voucher at the front desk.

    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.

    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.

    Tours are designed to be interactive and age appropriate. Guided tours for the second floor, the Kit Moncrief Galleries, including the new It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition include lessons/lectures/tours which explore the many ways the horse has been influential in the areas of competing, business, healing, ranching and other early uses – and they ways the horse has been an inspiration.

    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.

    Tours are designed to be interactive and age appropriate. Guided tours for the second floor, the Kit Moncrief Galleries, including the new It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition include lessons/lectures/tours which explore the many ways the horse has been influential in the areas of competing, business, healing, ranching and other early uses – and they ways the horse has been an inspiration.

    Group Size?

    Minimum of 15 people, maximum 120.

    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.

    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 $10.00 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-Senior Group Reservation Form or click here to download the School Group Reservation Form  and School Group Guidelines.

    Payment?

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

    Exhibit Galleries

    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.

    Kit Moncrief Galleries ?

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame reopened the second floor after completing a $5.5 million renovation that began in early 2018. As the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage in their trailblazing efforts, the extensive renovation continues to explore the special bond among the horse, women, and the West, as viewed through the lens of many Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. The second floor includes the It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition™, Western Design Room, and Bucking Bronc Room.

    This immersive Western Design Room allows the visitor to interact with the Museum’s extensive collection by digitally creating their own boot, shirt or horse which is then projected onto a wall. Test your bronc riding skills on the renovated bronc ride by saddling up in the Bucking Bronc Room! You will be superimposed into real rodeo footage, and you can email or text your clip.

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