Preserving this area's rich human history reaches back over 10,000 years, when Wharton was initially inhabited by Paleolithic cultures that evolved into the coastal Indian tribes of Karankawa and other bands. Pushed out by European settlers, the Karankawa ultimately relinquished some of the most fertile, beautiful, and rich land in Texas. English, American, African-American, Indian, Czech, Danish, Mexican, and many other cultures formed the tapestry of history that is now preserved in the museum. Come visit us and get a view into one of the best and most dramatic stories in the Americas!
Open Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. (closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch) and Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Admission is free