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Brenham Heritage Museum

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Address: 105 South Market Street, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone Number: 979-830-8445
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Description: The Brenham Heritage Museum is a museum presenting the rich history and...
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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it told a local story

Nothing out of the ordinary. Mostly just told the local history of a small town. We had just missed a re-enactment of a gun battle.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Museum curator was extremely helpful and well informed about the founding families of Brenham. The exhibits were displayed well and we found them not only interesting but well laid out to understand the timeline of life in Brenham

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary. Mostly just told the local history of a small town. We had just missed a re-enactment of a gun battle.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The museum gives visitors a lot to learn about Brenham and Texas history thereof, stuff I hadn't known about before (and I'm a native Texan!). The Giddings brothers (Brenham's founders)were quite remarkable and the museum gives you great information on them.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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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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Raleigh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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