Called the “New York of Texas” in the mid-19th century, San Antonio was a vital point of entry to the Chisholm Trail. Cattlemen came here to buy and sell stock, and drovers came to refresh their supplies. Stories of 1850s South Texas come alive at the Witte Museum’s Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center. Visit the George West Trail Drivers Gallery, which pays respects to those who built the Texas cattle industry; Gutzon Borglum’s Trail Drivers Monument in the courtyard; and interactive exhibits about ranching in South Texas and Northern Mexico.
The Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum