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Heritage Society Museum

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Address: 1100 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 713-655-1912
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Nice museum - free

We enjoyed the museum greatly, from the 25 cents for the player piano to looking at the general store merchandise. We took the tour of the homes for $15 and it was a lot like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We enjoyed the museum greatly, from the 25 cents for the player piano to looking at the general store merchandise. We took the tour of the homes for $15 and it was a lot like other tours we had taken in other cities. The docent was very nice and this would be perfect for first time visitors. Don't miss the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Small museum having different historical exhibits and history about immigrants entering in Texas through Galveston. The museum is free but if you need to visit the historical houses from inside, it will cost $15 per person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This organization is great. Good programs on a variety of topics Monthly lecture at noon. Several historic homes and been relocated to this parking site to maintain a wide view of Houston's architecture past and locals lives. Old time store inside the museum. Revolving exhibits Holiday program (2 weekends in Dec) with home tours that has been continuous for many... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We attended the second annual Cemetery Tour today and it was wonderful! Our party of six was easily booked and there were even gift bags and refreshments provided. The tour went to three different cemeteries and were told about significant people interred within the grounds. We all enjoyed learning more about these cemeteries and the speakers were often in period... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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