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 |
Arts – Architecture, Domestic, and Decorative |
Children’s Museums |
Colonial, Ranch, and Plantation Life |
Community History |
Ethnic and Group History |
Life and Death |
Natural Science |
Professional and Thematic |
|American Indian Genocide Museum||PO Box 230452, Houston, Texas 77223||(844)324-2639||American Indian Genocide Museum|
|Butler Longhorn Museum||1220 Coryell Street, League City, Texas 77573||(281)332-1393||Butler Longhorn Museum|
|George Ranch Historical Park||10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond, Texas 77469||(281)343-0218||George Ranch Historical Park|
|Jackson “Lake Place” Plantation, Abner||Park and Ride on FM 2004 near Hwy 332, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566|| 979-297-1570||"Lake Place" Plantation Site|
|Pioneer Memorial Log House - 1936||1510 Cambridge Street, Houston, Texas 77030 ||(713)522-0396||Pioneer Memorial Log House|
|San Jacinto Battleground||3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, Texas 77571 ||(281)479-2431||San Jacinto Battleground|
|San Jacinto Museum of History||One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas77571 ||(281)479-2421||San Jacinto Museum of History|