​​​​​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

Alvin Historical Museum300 W. Sealy,  Alvin Texas 77512,  281-585-2803Alvin Historical Museum
Barbers Hill-Mont Belvieu Museum11607 Eagle Dr., Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580  281-385-1706Barbers Hill-Mont Belvieu Museum
Baytown Historical Preservation AssociationPO Box 1244, 5117 N. Main Baytown, Texas 77522-1244281-421-2099Baytown Historical Preservation Association

​The Association maintains Baytown's Living History Museum of historic buildings at the Republic of Texas Plaza located at 5117 North Main Street, just off I-10.  Open free to the public the last Saturday afternoon of the month. Docent-led tours available.

Brazoria County Historical Museum100 East Cedar Street, Angleton Texas 77515     979-864-1208Brazoria County Historical Museum
Columbia Historical Museum247 E Brazos Ave, West Columbia, Texas 77486979-345-6125 979-345-3123http://www.columbiahistoricalmuseum.com
Freeport Historical Museum311 E Park St, Freeport, Texas 77541http://www.freeport.tx.us/default.aspx?name=historical_museum
Humble  Museum219 Main Street Humble  Texas 77338713-446-2130http://www.humblemuseum.com
Katy Heritage Museum6002 George Bush Drive. Katy 77492, 281-391-4884http://cityofkaty.com/visit-us/museums
Katy Heritage Park5990 George Bush Drive, Katy, Texas 77492-0359   281-391-2550http://www.katyheritagesociety.com