​​​​​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

Art Car Museum140 Heights Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77007(713)861-5526Art Car Museum
Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum2311 Canal Street, Houston, Texas 77003(713)225-1688Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Depot5615 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493(281)391-8400Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Depot
Project Row Houses2521 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004(713)526-7662Project Row Houses
Texas Seaport Museum2200 Harborside, Galveston, Texas 77550(409)763-1878Texas Seaport Museum