Discover the Empire Ranch through self-guided tours using interpretive information designed for public learning. Explore the historic buildings at Headquarters on your own. Walking Guide brochures are available for use from the Visitor Contact Station.
Please note: The Empire Ranch Foundation docent tours are cancelled until further notice. The Empire Ranch House will remain open for self-guided tours. Each room of the Ranch House has signage that describes the history and function of the room.
Free Docent-led Tours of the Empire Ranch Headquarters, sponsored by the Empire Ranch Foundation, are held at 11am on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station. 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. For more information about tours, call the Empire Ranch Foundation at 888-364-2829.
Walk the Heritage Discovery Trail! Enjoy a half-mile interpreted walk under the majestic Cottonwood Grove. See other outlying historic structures, visit the frog research ponds, as you walk through riparian areas of the Empire Gulch. You’ll find the trailhead, adjacent to the public restrooms.