Surrounded by water and home to artists dating back to 1867, Rockport is a never-ending trail for those who like to explore everything a place has to offer. You’ll soon be living in a town rich in history, art and culture. Rockport is one of the top 100 artist communities in the US, and the city’s numerous art galleries offer an ever-changing collection of everything from oil paintings to ceramics. Rockport is also home to the Texas Maritime Museum, which is open year-round and offers permanent exhibits that detail the histories of commercial and sports fishing in Texas, plus boat and ship building and more. To get a feel for even more of the rich history of Rockport, visit the Fulton Mansion State historic site. The restored home of the affluent Fulton family overlooking the Aransas Bay dates back to 1877 and offers visitors a glimpse of affluent life way back when.