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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7750
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American...
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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Each room a new period of history

Bayou Bend is a treasure in many ways, but my favorite is that each room entered represented a different period in history. Each room told a story and included art and design for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Bayou Bend is a treasure in many ways, but my favorite is that each room entered represented a different period in history. Each room told a story and included art and design for the period it represented. Definitely well worth the visit including the gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place to visit in Spring. Also gas theme events around the Holidays especially geared to children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful relaxing time and a real history walk. Garden is wonderful, not many people because is a hidden place in the middle of the city. Definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They were having a special event here and we decided to go check it out. It was indeed crowded but they were doing a good job keeping the flow of visitors flowing thru the exhibit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There should have been flowers in spring, but none. This old place is historic and a nice place to visit and walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great location for special events. Look for concerts here. Also has a great library for local history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Go in the morning, spend some time in downtime, have lunch and give few hours to the gardens. Peace of mind. Its the best place in Houston for Cyclist I believe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I’ve been here a few times. It’s a beautiful estate once owned by Ima Hogg (Yes, this was her real name) with extensive gardens. There are various free days; however, during these free days you only get an abbreviated tour of the house. If you want the whole tour, come on a non-free day. HOWEVER, make sure to check to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well Brothers, I'm not really into too much culture/museums/opera, etc, but this place is AMAZING!!!! The lovely Lady - Ima Hogg (Yes, a true name - and she wasn't) bequeathed all this land, buildings and hundreds of valuable art and antique item to the city of Houston. One piece of furniture there is worth a cool USD15 million. Her Daddy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really didn't know what we were going to see here. But after a nice tour of the house and a walk around the gardens, we were both really pleased that we took a few hours to visit. The information about the Hogg family was very interesting and the house was fabulous. This is a good place to just relax and... More 

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Additional Information about Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7750
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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