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 |
|Alvin Historical Museum||300 W. Sealy, Alvin Texas 77512, ||(281)331-4469||Alvin Historical Museum|
|Barbers Hill/Mont Belvieu Museum||11697 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 ||(281)385-1706||Barbers Hill/Mont Belvieu Museum|
|Baytown Historical Preservation Association||PO Box 1244, 5117 N. Main Baytown, Texas 77522-1244||281-421-2099||Baytown Historical Preservation Association|
1894 Wooster Common School No. 38 & 1910 Brown-McKay Farmhouse.
|Brazoria County Historical Museum||100 East Cedar Street, Angleton, Texas 77515||(979)864-1208||Brazoria County Historical Museum|
|Columbia Historical Museum||247 E Brazos, West Columbia, Texas 77486||(979)345-6125||Columbia Historical Museum|
|Freeport Historical Museum||311 East Park Avenue, Freeport, Texas 77541||(979)233-0066||Freeport Historical Museum|
|Humble Museum||601 Higgins Street, Humble, Texas 77338||(281)713-5439||Humble Museum|
|Katy Heritage Museum||6002 George Bush Drive. Katy 77492, ||281-391-4884||http://cityofkaty.com/visit-us/museums|
|Katy Heritage Park||5990 George Bush Drive, Katy, Texas 77492-0359 ||281-391-2550||http://www.katyheritagesociety.com|