Plan Your Visit
During the renovation, our discounted rates are as follows:
$5 – Adults; Seniors (60+); Military (with ID)
$3.50 – Children (3-12 years old)
Children 3 and under – Free with paid adult
There will be a $10.00 fee for parking in the Cultural District. With a Museum membership, parking in the Museum Lot is free based on availability.
Second Floor Renovation
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame unveils plans for a $5.5 million renovation of its second floor beginning February 5, 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 will enhance its mission by exploring 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 will be closed from February 5th, 2018 to Spring 2019, when the new galleries are set to open.
The first floor of the Museum which includes the Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows gallery, the Anne W. Marion gallery, the Shop at the Cowgirl, the dynamic two-story mobile, and the film lounge will remain open to visitors throughout construction. Admission prices to view the first floor during this transition phase will be as follows:
Adults – $5.00
Group rate – $5.00
Student rate – $3.50
Seniors – $5.00
To keep up with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame renovation process, visit www.cowgirl.net, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NCMHOF, Twitter at www.twitter.com/cowgirlmuseum, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/cowgirlmuseum.
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 $10.00 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
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
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.
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.
Minimum of fifteen people
Tour: 1 – 1.5 hours
If your group wants to visit our gift shop, allow an extra 15-30 minutes.
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:
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
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 and Guidelines.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and personal or corporate checks.
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
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.