Nolan River School

Learning in the Past

school bell The Nolan River School operated from 1855 to 1877. We were proud to reopen the school in 2012, nearly 140 years after it closed its doors. Not only is the Nolan River School a treasured piece of Johnson County History, it is also a window into a forgotten time.

We knew once the school was reopened that we wanted to offer a unique experience for children of this millennium to experience something completely foreign to how they learn today. This is why we are happy to transport students and teachers back in time and give them a day of learning in the Nolan River School. Here, we teach them how things were done in the mid 1800s, giving modern teachers and students a glimpse into times gone by. 

For more information on setting this up for your school, please contact us.

Nolan River School Gallery

Museum Attractions

Step Back In Time & See What It Was Like To Live In The Wild West

Accessible by the public, the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is an open area where visitors can learn about how the cattle drives along the trail impacted life and the history of the first county seat of Johnson County, Texas. Come check out the original courthouse, a stagecoach station, a blacksmith shop, and many more attractions on the banks of Lake Pat Cleburne on the Chisholm Trail. Be sure to check out the many Historical Markers along the Chisholm Trail for a fun driving adventure.