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Harris County Museum Information and Links

 

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Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District Association is dedicated to collaborative efforts that maximize use of the artistic, scientific and educational resources of Houston Museum District institutions by all citizens of and visitors to Houston.   HISTORY      CONTACT    Houston Museum District Brochure Guide to Houston's Downtown Museums.  Houston Museum District , 1020 Holcombe Blvd. , Suite 1300, Houston , TX 77030   713.715.1939 office

 
 

 

 

 

Museums of Harris County

 

The Battleship Texas BB-35 State Historic Site

The TEXAS is the last of the battleships, patterned after HMS Dreadnought, that participated in World War (WW) I and II. She was launched on May 18, 1912 from....read more....  Battleship Texas State Historic Site, 3527 Battleground Rd., La Porte, TX 77571 (281) 479-2411

 
 

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

"Bayou Bend, the magnificent home of Miss Ima Hogg, is the extraordinary legacy of a remarkable woman. Best known for her superb collection of American .....read more..."  Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 1 Westcott Street Houston, TX 77007  713-639-7750

 
 

Baytown Historical Museum

The origin of the museum dates back to May 14, 1970 , when the City of Baytown formed a historical committee...The Karankawa Indians settled here along the Trinity River, and later....Has one of the WPA Murals.....Read More.... (the old Goose Creek Post Office). Baytown Historical Museum, 220 West Defee Avenue, Baytown TX 77520. 281-427-8768.  Has one of the WPA Murals.

 
 

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

"African Americans have served proudly in every great American war. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American Army units. The units were identified ..... read more..."  Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 1834 Southmore, Houston, TX 77004 US Telephone No: 713-942-8920

 
 

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park Museum

"The Heritage Society was founded in 1954 by renowned Houstonians Faith Bybee, Harvin Moore and Marie Phelps in order to save the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition. They had one goal in mind: preserve the hastily disappearing past of this great city....read more....The Heritage Society Houston, TX 77002 (713) 655-1912

 
 

Holocaust Museum Houston

"Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy....read more..."  Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas  77004-6804   (713) 942-8000

 
 

The Houston Fire Museum

"History - Education - Community"  "The Houston Fire Department began as a bucket brigade in 1838 ....read more..."  Houston Fire Museum, 2403 Milam Street - Houston, TX 77006  713.524.2526

 
 

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum in person! In the meantime, browse the resources ...read more... Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston Texas 77030, Information/Tickets: 713.639.4629

 
 

Houston Railroad Museum

To preserve, enjoy and share ... The museum, open every weekend from April to November, features an interesting collection of railroad locomotives, cars and other artifacts, as well as a model railroad and research library.  Houston Railroad Museum, 7390 Mesa Rd, Houston TX 77028-3520  Museum Telephone: 713-631-6612

 
 

The Humble Museum

The Humble Museum collects and displays artifacts depicting local history and heritage, hightlighting oil, cattle, lumber, churches and everyday life in small town Humble and the surrounding area.  The Museum was organized as a Bicentennial Project, and was dedicated on July 1, 1976. The original building was ...read more... The Humble Museum, 219 Main Street, Humble, Texas 77338 Phone: 281-446-2130  Open: Tuesday through Friday 10AM to 4PM Saturday 10AM to 2PM.

 
 

Museum of Houston

This online museum is being developed to give you access to the treasure trove of information assembled by Houston's leading educational and cultural institutions. As this digital archive grows....read more....  The Museum of Houston is a collaborative effort of Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, Rice University and Houston's leading educational institutions and cultural organizations.

 
 

Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum

...the Pasadena Historical Society and the Pasadena City Council worked jointly to initiate plans for a city museum to be known as The Pasadena Historical Museum (now called Heritage Park & Museum), which would be located in Memorial Park on Highway 225 (now located at 204 Main Street). In 1975, (year the museum was opened)....

 
 

Republic of Texas Plaza Park, Baytown Historical Preservation Association

The Baytown Historical Preservation Association (BHPA) operates Baytown’s only Living History Museum that includes the oldest-known still existing one room schoolhouse in Harris  County and several other structures. Programs are given on local history. Interpretative tours available. Read more  http://www.baytownhistory.org/  Phone: 281.421.2099 Email: Info@baytownhistory.org .

 
 

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

In March of 1836, the war for Texas' independence from Mexico was not going well for General Sam Houston and his Texan troops. On March 11, Houston abandoned Gonzales and retreated eastward....read more....  Texas Parks and Wildlife, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 3523 Battleground Road, La Porte TX 77571  281/479-2431

 
 

The San Jacinto Monument and Museum

"There’s something for everyone at the San Jacinto Museum of History..." ...Experience the world’s tallest memorial column...And walk the battlefield...enjoy the nature trail, go biking or participate in one of the state’s most interesting birding environments....read more....  Join San Jacinto!  San Jacinto Museum of History, One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas 77571-9585

 
 

Space Center Houston

...journey through NASA's Johnson Space Center, you may visit the Historic Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility or the current Mission Control Center. Before returning to Space Center Houston, you can...read more... Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Parkway (formerly NASA Rd. 1), Houston, TX 77058, approximately 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area. Operating Hours 10am - 5pm weekdays. 10am - 6pm weekends. *Extended hours throughout the summer and some holidays.

 
 

Sylvan Beach Depot and Museum

The La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society presents the historic Sylvan Beach Depot and Museum, located at 604 Park, La Porte, Texas 77571, adjacent to Sylvan Beach Park.  The Museum is open every weekend, Saturday - Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.  The Museum is also open for groups by appointment by calling 281-471-0493 or 281-471-5020.

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

     

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