Plan Your Visit

    Museum will be closed for the final renovation process Feb. 10 – March 8

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Grand Opening of the second floor is March 9, 2019

    Admission

    The Museum will be closed for final renovations February 10 – March 8.

    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

    $10.00 fee for parking in the Cultural District. Free parking with a Museum membership, based on availability.

    Second Floor Renovation

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is set to reopen the second floor after the $5.5 million renovation, the Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition, on March 9, 2019. The $5.5 million second floor renovation started a little over a year ago and the Museum is ready to reveal phase two of the renovation plan that started in 2015 with the first floor. 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.

    Second Floor Reopening FAQs 

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    Hours of Operation

    Museum will be closed for final renovations

    February 10 – March 8


    New museum hours and admission prices:

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

    Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

    Monday: Closed (including summer); except during FWSSR and Spring Break (March 11th): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    *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 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.

    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 fifteen 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 unveils plans for a $5.5 million renovation of its second floor began 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 reopen March 9, 2019.

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