The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, Goodnight

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  • The docents here are friendly and a wealth of knowledge. Our guide played in the Goodnight home as a child and obviously has a love for the history of this area. We learned a lot about Goodnight as we...  more »
  • Docent Jerry Crowell was excellent. A fascinating site with amazing stories about the man who inspired the protagonist of Lonesome Dove. We enjoyed our visit.  more »
  • The Bent's Fort Santa Fe Trail chapter visited the house and grounds. Goodnight owned a ranch near Pueblo, CO where a barn still stands. We wanted to see his home plus the Palo Duro Canyon area where ...  more »
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  • Dropped by the Charles Goodnight Historical Center per the recommendation of a friend and had a wonderful visit. My tour guide, Karli, has an expansive knowledge of early Panhandle history and made the house come alive with her tour. Beautifully restored, the home is a stalwart relic of West Texas pioneer life complete with authentic furnishing and adornments, from the original stained glass to the recreated wallpaper. Buffalo roam across the land as another symbol of Goodnight's legacy; whereas the home was firmly his wife Molly's territory, and what a home she kept. I'd recommend a visit to anyone passing through on the highway.
  • This place is really special! The house has been restored to period perfection and is available to browse first hand. The tour guide Karli is especially well versed in the history of Goodnight and his family, and gives a super tour through the grounds with plenty of insider information, from the practices of the cowboys even down to the wallpaper of the original house!
  • A great bit of local history to check up on. We learned a lot.
  • The tour guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable! The home was spectacular and setup as it would've been in those days. I would 100% recommend it.
  • So neat! Very interesting with lots of scenery. Well worth the stop. Excellent guide, info about cattle industry. Goodnight was the inspiration for Lonesome Dove book and movie, Woodrow Call.

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