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The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

201 High Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-267-7176
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Ranked #56 of 77 attractions in Chattanooga
Owner description: Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics from the collection... more » Owner description: Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics from the collection of local eccentric Anna Safley Houston. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This museum is set in the Bluff View Arts District of Chattanooga. For only $10 I received a personal tour of the museum which if you love the beauty of glass is well worth it. My tour included lots if information about Annie Houston whose collection this museum features. An eccentric, Annie collected these pieces over most of her life.... More

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Blairsville, Georgia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This museum is truly interesting, but even more interesting was the story behind the collection. Our very knowledgable tour guide, Patrick, explained Annie, a fascinating woman whose love of collecting shows through this amazing exhibit. The wonderful collection of pickle jars alone was worth the price of admission, and there's much, much more. Milk glass, cranberry glass, hobnail, thumbprint, beer... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Definatly worth a visit. BTW it not pottery its alot of stuff BUT the story of houston is what makes this place extraordinary. She was a interesting person adn she deserves you to learn her story! You wont regret it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2005

A nice museum with loads of interesting pottery. Friendly people to answer your questions. Not worth a trip to this museum only, but take a short trip in Conjunction with the Hunter Museum of Art.

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