Plan Your Visit
In close collaboration with peer institutions and following recommendations of health and safety officials nationwide, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is open with new safety measures and limited capacity. Visitor FAQs
Effective Wednesday, August 18, all staff, volunteers, contractors, and visitors over the age of two must wear a mask over the nose and mouth while indoors at the museum. This decision is in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which recommends indoor mask wearing for all people in areas of high transmission, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and update these health and safety measures as needed.
If you’re sick, please visit us another time. For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of a respiratory illness should stay home.
Stay six feet apart. Visitors and staff must allow six feet of separation between themselves and others. The museum has signage and other visual reminders to ensure visitors maintain a safe social distance.
Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public place or area of assembly. By visiting the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, you assume all risks associated to exposure to COVID-19 and acknowledge that the Museum cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed.
Click here to purchase tickets – Parking is free with a paid admission
Adults – $12
Seniors (age 65+) – $9
Military (with ID) – $9
Children (age 4-12) – $6
Children age 3 and under – Free with paid admission
Cowgirl Family Special (2 adults & up to 4 children age 4-12) $36
Group Rates: up to 30 people at one time with two week advance reservation
Tours will be self-guided and the OnCell media tour is available for anyone with a smart phone. The tour groups must be divided into smaller groups of no more than 10 people in one group. Docents will not be provided at this time.
Adults/Seniors – $7.00
Students (PreK-12th) – $4.50
One free chaperone per every 10 students
Additional Chaperones – $7.00
Group Tours – Not available at this time
Docent-Guided Tours – Not available at this time
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.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
*Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day*
During inclement weather, we follow the Fort Worth Independent School District’s closure and delayed opening schedule. We will post alerts in the event of a closure. You can also visit Fort Worth ISD’s website or call us at 817-336-4475 for more information.
Free parking with a Cowgirl Museum paid admission! Generously underwritten by The Alan and Nadine Levin Foundation.
Redeem your parking voucher at the front desk.
Museum Lot, Amon Carter, or Heritage Garage only
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.
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 & 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. Tours are currently only offered by self-guided. Guided tours for the second floor, the Kit Moncrief Galleries, including the new It’s Never Just a HorseTM 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.
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.
Minimum of 15 people, maximum 120.
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. Parking is free.
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) 509-8697 or email email@example.com 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-Senior Group Reservation Form or click here to download the School Group Reservation Form and School Group 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.
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.