Welcome to the official page of the Charles Goodnight Historical Center.

Our mission is to perpetuate the legacy of Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight by preserving, restoring, and maintaining the Goodnight home and ranchlands in the Texas Panhandle for the historical and educational benefit of current and future generations.

We appreciate your interest in Charles Goodnight’s legacy and hope that you will join us in celebrating the rich history of the Father of the Texas Panhandle!

Goals of the Restoration Project

1. Restore and preserve the Goodnight house and property according to a carefully researched architectural evaluation and restoration plan.

2. Tell the Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight story throughout the house, Visitor Center and other property via artistic, educational and interactive media and materials.

3. Interpret the natural resources and the pioneering lifestyles that have characterized Armstrong County and the Texas Panhandle over the years.

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