The Terlingua Ghosttown and the Big Bend National Park

The quicksilver treasure of Terlingua is gone. Millions of dollars in mercury were carried by wagon to the railroad in Marathon and Alpine, leaving only tailings and dust behind. Even most of the memories are gone as well, but a special spirit remains.

Riders on horseback enter the Ghost Town.The Company Store.

Most of the company's major structures are long gone or in ruins, but a few key buildings exist, hinting at the industriousness of the pioneering miners. This is the actual company store. Under new management.

Ghost Town ruins.

This historical painting details the layout of the Chisos Mining Company and can be found today inside the Terlingua Trading Company, the company store.

Legend of Chisos Mining Company painting.Ghost Town Historic Marker.Domicile ruins.

The workers' homes were provided rent-free and were worth every penny.

Wide view of Ghost Town.

Today, some of the original structures have been reclaimed and updated by Terlingua residents.

Remains of Terlingua School.

The Perry School is enjoying a perpetual recess.

St. Agnes Church.

The Ghost Town's church is still open for business. If that fails, there's always the Terlingua jail...

Door of Terlingua Jail.Historic Marker.Cover of mine shaft.

Most of the mine shafts have been filled and closed, but a few are left beneath steel grates for historical reflection.

Adobe ruins.Rex Ivey Road signs.Window of home ruins.Visitors view the mountains.

Admission to the Terlingua Ghost Town is free. Live it up.

The Terlingua Cemetery.

The historic Terlingua cemetery still has all its original residents, plus a few extra free spirits.

The Terlingua Cemetery.Speed Limit sign.

Please be respectful of our history and we promise that our ghosts will treat you well.