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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7750
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Ranked #15 of 448 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Gardens, Art museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and...
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Type: Historic sites, Gardens, Art museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Love this place, beautiful gardens and fantastic collection of art in the house.....worth to do the accompanied tour and get to know the history......amazing furniture, lighting and old decor objects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The grounds and gardens are absolutely beautiful. The Collection is impressive. The history of the home and time period is interesting. Worthwhile visit!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A real Houston treasure. Ima Hoggs house and garden are beautiful. The garden is even better in the Spring but a treat any time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Bayou Bend and the gardens are beyond lovely. The docents do a great job of enhancing one's viewing pleasure in the house.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter, who is now a Houstonian, took me there the first time I visited her. Ima Hogg gave her beautiful estate to the Fine Arts in perpetuity. What a donation! If you like gorgeous Italian sculpture, American antiques, and/or fabulous gardens, this is the PLACE TO GO in Houston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is great! When we almost got in, there wasn't any parking left but the front guy told us to park near the softball field. There was a shuttle that took us to the nature center. Also they had a tree planting demonstration there and lots of arts and crafts for children. we had a wonderful time there. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As a Houstonian for many years, this is a place I go back to visit at least once a year. Its especially gorgeous in late March and early April when azaleas, bridal wreath and wisteria are blooming in the gardens. The gardens are lovely all year but especially at that time. The house can be toured and has many lovely... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited the gardens this past weekend and were impressed. I bet they are ten times better in spring/summer/fall. Didn't get into the house we only had a bit of time so can't comment. Was shocked at the bridge we had to cross I thought it was kind of fun but others may not.

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Jamaica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Hogg Mansion was a lovely visit. There's a great collection of furniture and other household items from different periods of American history. There are tours by volunteer docents who are knowledgeable and friendly. A worthwhile visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited the collection and gardens while our family was in town. The attraction is nestled between memorial park and Allen parkway. The house has been preserved beautifully. It took us around 30 minutes to tour the house which is open to the public on the 1st floor. Our visit to the house could have been enhanced by more details... More 

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