Sonora Old Ice House Ranch Museum

Historical Tourism

Stories of outlaws and lawmen come alive at the Sonora Old Ice House Ranch Museum, the museum's hallmark exhibit is dedicated to the legacy of Will Carver, a member of Butch Cassidy's famous Wild Bunch gang, who found himself on the losing end of a shootout on the streets of Sonora in 1901. Housed in a 1920s ice house, the museum also chronicles the area’s ranching and pioneer heritage including the varied use of wool and mohair.

Stop by and see an eclectic mix of memorabilia and visit the museum's unique gift shop. Exhibits use a wonderful array of neat old artifacts to educate and entertain the visitor about ranching in the late 19th and early 20th century in this area alongside relics from Sonora's history and a special exhibit about Will Carver, the member of the "Wild Bunch" gang that met his fate on the streets of Sonora. You'll leave with a new appreciation of the pioneers that developed this rugged area when the discovery of a deep water well drilling technique opened this parched prairie to sheep, cattle and goats after the bustle of the West had passed it by.

Located just off Main Street on Water Ave. Near the Sutton County Courthouse.


General information including contact information and location and directions for/to this location can be found below.

  • 206 S. Water Street, Sonora TX 76950
  • 325-387-3754
  • Wed-Fri: 1pm-5pm
    Sat: 10am-5pm


Return to the main directory by clicking the button below.

Sonora Chamber of Commerce

Sonora Chamber of Commerce

Office Location

205 HWY 277 N.
Sonora, TX 76950

Connect With Us

Copyright © 2024 Sonora Chamber of Commerce