​​​​​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

American Indian Genocide Museum11013 Fuqua PMB # 178, Houston 77089, ,281-841-3028American Indian Genocide Museum
Open by appointment.
Butler Longhorn Museum and Heritage Park1220 Coryell St. League City 77573281-332-1393Butler Longhorn Museum
George Ranch Historical Park10215 Fm 762 Rd , Richmond, Texas 77469George Ranch Historical Park
Jackson “Lake Place” Plantation, AbnerPark and Ride on FM 2004 near Hwy 332, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 979-297-1570"Lake Place" Plantation Site
Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum1510 N. MacGregor Houston   77030   713-522-0396Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site3527 Battleground Rd. ,  La Porte  77571   281-479-2431San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
San Jacinto Museum of HistoryOne Monument Circle , La Porte,  77571   281-479-2421San Jacinto Museum of History