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Brenham Heritage Museum

Address: 105 South Market Street, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone Number: 979-830-8445
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Brenham
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Brenham Heritage Museum is a museum presenting the rich history and culture of Brenham and Washington County. Our exhibits range from local tradition to art to the Civil War. The Museum has collections of cameras, wedgewood, militaria, and much more! Free tours available. Children and students are always free. Groups welcome.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This small, museum is housed in the old Brenham Post Office building. The one staff person on duty gave us an interesting explanation of the system used at the time, with the Post Master “spying” on workers from an overhead, enclosed walkway. She was also knowledgeable about the post-Civil War fires in the city. Display space for artifacts is limited,... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was in town with a friend of mine when I found myself with some spare time on my hands so I decided to stop in. I'm a fan of museums and I like to watch shows about museums across the county. I was very pleased with the curator who took the time to give me some insight on some... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very nice museum with many local and quircky artifacts. Staff is helpful and informative. You find that Brenham was on the cutting edge on many events and circumstances--Juneteenth, public water systems, cotton, etc.

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Port Aransas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Small town museum with a few interesting items. Cynthia who greeted us and was very friendly told some behind the scenes stories of how the Postmaster checked up on his employees back in the day before electronic surveillance. Its worth asking her about.

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Houston, Texas
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456 reviews 456 reviews
102 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Walk into the museum while we were at The Uptown Swirl Event this past weekend. Its a small but nice place...for the size of the town they actually had quite a bit of very interesting details on their history. The staff was friendly and happy to answer any questions. Just a donation to get in...well worth it to take in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

When we went to Brenham Heritage Museum we had a lovely time. This museum presents you the culture and history of Brenham and Washington County. There are a lot of nice things to see there, especially Civil War related items. You can also find some cool artistic things that I personally really liked. Another great thing is that you don`t... More

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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I visited the museum as part of a meeting held there. We were given a private tour and there is a lot of Brenham history there. It is well worth visiting during your stay in Brenham.

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We were there on Maifest day so the entrance fee was waived. It is a small museum which houses some historical pieces relating to the history of Brenham. Interesting.

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705 clinton Street, Brenham, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Lot of things to see and learn about as you tour the museum. Located in downtown Brenham, Texas. Just a donation to get in!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We were excited to discover Brenham had a museum as we were eager to learn more about this historic town. However, they did not have much information to share and the exhibits were poor. When we asked about one of the early prominent merchants and successful family of the town, they knew nothing about them. Overall disappointing.

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Douglas P, Director at Brenham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Our exhibitions at the time were quite tired. She isn't exaggerating at all. We have been in exhibition planning mode for a long time, and the gallery is now far better. Our exhibits are numerous and modern. This kind of change would not have been possible without the input of our visitors... and it is always the less than stellar... More

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