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Heritage Society Museum

1100 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)
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Ranked #69 of 165 attractions in Houston
Type: History Museums
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Boulder, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was in Houston attending a work conference. The last night of the conference was a catered event at the Heritage Society Museum. I used to live in Houston many years ago and had no idea about this little gem right at the base of downtown Houston! It was a fabulous setting for dinner outside with the tall buildings overlooking... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We attended an evening function here recently - this old structure of Houston historical origins, sitting beneath the skyscrapers... What a contrast! Knowledgeable "re-enactors" visited our table giving us tie-bits of historical facts... A magician, as well... and a real longhorn - all in a nice garden setting. The Museum actually has regular hours where visitors can learn about Houston... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

In Houston the weather plays a big part in having fun doing things that involve walking and sightseeing. We had wanted to check this place out for years but if the weather was good and we had the time the museum was closed. When everything lined up for us to go it was worth the wait and planning. It is... More

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Great place to visit during Christmas season-the homes are decorated and have period guided tours. Very festive!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

A bit of history right in the middle of the 4th largest city in the United States.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This place is REALLY worth seeing, although it's maybe not so famous for the visitors. One thing about the tour is that you can only choose FOUR out of the ten structures to get in and visit, making a one-hour tour, otherwise they are not open to visitors. I would recommend three here: 1) the Kellum-Noble House, which is the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

There are a great variety of historic houses as well as a church in Sam Houston Park all authentically furnished with interesting and knowledgeable docents staffing each venue. Sam Houston Park is Houston's oldest park. St. John's United Church of Christ, one of the county's oldest church buildings, is charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

These buildings were salvaged or donated and lovingly restored and maintained. They reflect different periods in Texas (and Houston's) history from the log cabin up until about the turn of the century. The docents also host a Christmas tour of these historic homes on certain December evenings, with them lit by candelight. A wonderful walk through history! Take the tour... More

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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Nickolodeon and old fashioned store museum. We had visited the Houston Visitors Center and the Museum was nearby, so we stopped briefly. Parked behind the City Hall Annex for a very reasonable fee. We did not tour the homes, which charged a fee. Time spent abou an hour.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

They have these old houses that were saved from the wrecking ball in a park in downtown. They used to have Christmas time tours of the houses but they didn't have one this year. There is a gazebo in the center of the park and really great views of downtown. The main building has a museum with exhibits of yesteryear... More

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