Docent-Led Tours

Docent-led walking tours of the historic Empire Ranch House are held at 11 am  on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Tours start at the Empire Ranch Visitor Contact Station and provide an introduction to the history of the Empire Ranch families and the buildings in which they worked and lived. Tours are free, and open to the public.

From September to May advance registration is not required for individuals or groups smaller than 10. Reservations are required for tours during the summer months (June-August).  Click here to make a reservation.  Reservations are due by 5 pm on the Friday before the tour.

Special tours for groups can be scheduled by request. For more information about tours, call the Empire Ranch Foundation at 888-364-2829.

Please Note:  The Empire Ranch House re-opened on July 27th after a 15 month closure for a major stabilization project.  It will take several months to put the Ranch House back in order but starting on August 11th the docent tours will focus on the Ranch House.

Please be aware that the terrain around the Empire Ranch headquarters is primarily dirt with uneven surfaces that can be challenging for walkers, wheelchairs, and some mobility scooters.  Most of the rooms at the historic Empire Ranch headquarters are wheel-chair accessible through the front breezeway (zaguán) entrance; the public restrooms are wheel-chair accessible.

For questions or to schedule a group tour call (888) 364-2829, or email admin@empireranchfoundation.org.

Click here for map and driving directions to Empire Ranch Headquarters.