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The W J Bryan House Historical Tour

history walk

The W J Bryan House Historical Tour

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

The W J Bryan House Historical Tour

history walk

The W J Bryan House Historical Tour

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Historical tours last about an hour and consist of a guided tour of house and great old photos, political memorabilia, as well as information on the history of the RGV, Mission, William Jennings Bryan, the Political climate in the US/Mexico in the early 1900’s and the house itself. How in the world did William Jennings Bryan find Mission, Texas? Learn more about this interesting time along the border as steamboats went out and the railroad came in bringing developers, agriculture, cattle rustlers, & the National Guard. Lunch can also be provided in the house or in butterfly gardens for an additional price.

Your host

Learn more about Ariel

Ariel

I’m a Valley native with a passion for art, history, nature & education. I own the historic 1909 winter residence of William Jenning Bryan which my husband and I personally restored a few years ago. Not only is it a b&b but also a museum and special event center. I routinely give historical tours throughout the week at the house covering the history of Mission, Bryan, the early border years, unstable political climate in early 1900’s and the history of the house. I can also arrange to have a catered lunch, cooking or art class in the butterfly garden as part of a group tour. I’m also an master naturalist, artist, farmer and have many years of experiece with teaching, public speaking, art and local biology.

What's included

Food
A delicious buffet can be arranged with salad, maincoarse, dessert and tea for small groups for an additional $15.
Drinks
Water, soft drinks, coffee or tea can be provided.

Where you'll be

Tours are provided inside of the renovated farmhouse, which even includes a basement, and outside gardens of The Bryan House. This includes presidential campaign artifacts, old photos of Bryan while in Mission with Mission’s founder John Conway, the town of early Mission and it’s subsequent residents. Should lunch be requested, guests will be set-up in our beautiful butterfly gardens or inside depending on weather.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should bring good walking shoes and be able to climb stairs.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The historical tour usually runs around 45 minutes, if you arrange for lunch another hour. It includes a tour of the 3 leveled 1909 farmhouse, information on William Jennings Bryan, how he came to the RGV and the history of Mission, Texas.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Ariel
The W J Bryan House Historical Tour
New experience
From $17/person
New experience
From $17/person