​​​​​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)331-4469Alvin Historical Museum
Barbers Hill/Mont Belvieu Museum11697 Eagle Drive, 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

1894 Wooster Common School No. 38 & 1910 Brown-McKay Farmhouse.

Brazoria County Historical Museum100 East Cedar Street, Angleton, Texas 77515(979)864-1208Brazoria County Historical Museum
Columbia Historical Museum247 E Brazos, West Columbia, Texas 77486(979)345-6125Columbia Historical Museum
Freeport Historical Museum311 East Park Avenue, Freeport, Texas 77541(979)233-0066Freeport Historical Museum
Humble Museum601 Higgins Street, Humble, Texas 77338(281)713-5439Humble Museum
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