In 2017 Fort Worth marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which brought cattle drives to the area and spurred the city’s early growth. 

We invite you to help celebrate this important part of our heritage with special exhibitions, programs and events throughout the year.

The Chisholm Trail route was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads. Fort Worth was the last stop for rest and supplies on the Chisholm Trail. Between 1866-1890, drovers (cowboys) trailed more than four million head of cattle through Fort Worth.