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​​​​​Harris County Museums

 

Museums teach us about our history, including the wonderful diversity of our regions inhabitants. They tell us about the wonders of nature, the lives of people of interest, they provide visitors to the region repositories of world class art and sculpture.  Museums present exhibitions, collections and educational activities that all segments of society can enjoy. 

This directory was compiled casually over a period of several weeks. The compiler attempted a broad sweep not dome before. Harris County museums of many types are included, not just the obviously historical in content.  Some tours are free, others are not.  Only a few of the museums were assigned to more than one of the thirteen topical categories.  If you are not familiar with one of the 130 particular museums, visit their website or telephone for hours, cost, and conditions. These are not licensed/operated/endorsed by Harris County.

Museums Directory of Harris County
Compilation by Will Howard - 2012

Additions and corrections are invited; contact the Harris County Historical Commission.

 

All Museums | Art | Arts – Architecture, Domestic, and Decorative | Children’s Museums | Colonial, Ranch, and Plantation Life | Communication | Community History | Ethnic and Group History | Life and Death | Military | Natural Science | Professional and Thematic | Technology | Transportation

  
  
  
  
Description
  
4th Ward Cottage, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby  Houston, Texas713-655-1912 4th Ward Cottage
Ashton Villa House Museum2328 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77550 | 409-762-3933 1859 Ashton Villa
Baker Family Playhouse, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby, Houston, 713-655-1912 Baker Family Playhouse
Bayou Bend Collection and GardenOne Westcott St.  Houston, Texas 77007713-639-7750Bayou Bend Collection and Garden
Beer Can House222 Malone St , Houston, Texas 77007,  713-926-6368Beer Can House
Bishop's Palace1302 Broadway  Galveston, Texas 77550409-762-24751892 Bishop's Palace
Custom Home, 1861502 20th Street,  Galveston  409-763-1877Custom Home, 1861
Garten Verein, 18802704 Avenue O, 409-763-1877Garten Verein, 1880
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft4848 Main Street  Houston, Texas 77002 713-529-4848Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Kellum-Noble House, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1200 Bagby , Houston, 713-655-1912 Kellum-Noble House
Menard Home, Michel1605 33rd Street  Galveston, Texas409-762-3933Menard Home
Moody Mansion & Museum2618 Broadway  Galveston, Texas409-762-7668Moody Mansion & Museum
Nichols-Rice-Cherry House, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1100 Bagby , Houston, 713-655-1912 Nichols-Rice-Cherry House
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art2402 Munger Street Houston  77023 713-926-6368Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Pillot House, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby,  Houston, 713-655-1912 Pillot House
Powhatan House, The 1847 John Sydnor3427 Avenue O , Galveston, Texas 77550  409-763-0077Powhatan House
Project Row Houses2521 Holman Houston  77251, 713-526-7662Project Row Houses
Queen Laura's Bordello2528 Postoffice,  Galveston  409-765-1700Queen Laura's Bordello
Rienzi1406 Kirby Drive Houston  77019  713-639-7800Rienzi
Rogers House Museum, Marguerite113 East Dumble  Alvin, Texas   281-585-2803Marguerite Rogers House Museum
Sam Houston Park & Architectural Museum1000 Bagby, Houston 77002  713-655-1912Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
San Felipe Cottage, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby, Houston, 713-655-1912 San Felipe Cottage
St. John Church, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby , Houston, 713-655-1912 St. John Church
Staiti House, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby  Houston, Texas713-655-1912 Staiti House
The Old Place, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby  Houston, Texas713-655-1912 The Old Place
Williams Home, Samuel May3601 Avenue P, 409-765-1839Samuel May William's Home
Yates House, Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park1000 Bagby, Houston, 713-655-1912 Yates House

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