Did you know that Fort Worth is home to not one, but two public Cattle Baron Mansions? The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House and Thistle Hill have been beautifully preserved by Historic Fort Worth, Inc. and are available for tours or rental venues. Beautiful mansions like these were common for Fort Worthians who had made their fortunes from cattle and oil. The cattle business was a hard and rough life style so when the cattle barons made it to town they wanted to live in style. Don’t have time to see both in one day? No worries, your admission ticket is good for 1 year. You can visit one house this week and come back months later to see the second. Visit our Cattle Baron Mansions page to learn more or check out Historic Fort Worth Inc. for upcoming events and historic building updates.