Douglas, Arizona 85608
Slaughter Ranch webpage
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About Slaughter Ranch
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Admission $5.00 per adult. Children free.
The Johnson Historical Museum of Southern Arizona welcomes you to tour the grounds and the buildings of Slaughter Ranch and see what life was like when Texas John Slaughter rode here. The old adobe ranch house, ice house, wash house, granary, commissary and car shed were all meticulously restored in the 1980s and carefully maintained and preserved since.
Bring a picnic lunch with you when you visit the Slaughter Ranch. There are many shade trees overlooking the one acre House Pond which provides an ideal spot for a picnic. (Please remember to bring your own charcoal if you plan to use the available BBQ grills.)
It is a beautiful place to relax before continuing your tour of the museum buildings. Please call ahead if you plan to bring a large group. Park benches and picnic tables are provided.
The House Pond was developed by John Slaughter. When he arrived in 1884, he saw several natural springs bubbling up from the ground. He visualized an endless water supply for irrigation and domestic purposes. The dam was built in the 1890′s. The pond has been stocked with endangered Yaqui topminnow, Yaqui chub and Yaqui catfish by the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, which joins and was a part of the original Slaughter Ranch.
From Slaughter Ranch webpage