Annie Riggs Memorial Museum
301 S Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735, USA
Checking InWalking through the Annie Riggs Hotel Museum in Historic Fort Stockton is like strolling through time capsule. Everything here is arranged as if the users just went out for a coffee; the floorboards creek as you snake your way through the chock-a-block vintage furnishings, clothing, memorabilia, and the flotsam and jetsam of this Big Bend Country boarding house, opened in 1904 by Annie Riggs, with money from her deceased gunslinger husband. (The boarding house closed in the early ‘30s.) You can watch a video introduction to the museum's huge collection and learn more about the building, with its Victorian wrap-around porch, or just wander and take in the atmosphere. You'll swear that Annie is standing behind you, wiping her hands on her apron and asking you if you'd like that cup of coffee.