​​​​​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

Battleship TEXAS3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571(281)479-2431Battleship Texas
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum3816 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004(713)942-8920Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
San Jacinto Battleground3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, Texas 77571  (281)479-2431San Jacinto Battleground
San Jacinto Museum of HistoryOne Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas77571  (281)479-2421San Jacinto Museum of History