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The Heritage Society

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Address: 1100 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: +1 713-655-1912
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Welcome to The Heritage Society where our collections of historic...

Welcome to The Heritage Society where our collections of historic buildings and artifacts tell the fascinating stories of the people, opportunities, and events that came together to build the nation's fourth largest city - Houston, Texas. Tour authentically restored buildings that span the city's history from before statehood to the oil boom of the early 20th century. See furnishings that reflect the lifestyles and cultural influences of Houston's earliest residents. Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities for learning about the growth and development of the city. Hear experts tell the stories of the people who came to Houston seeking new opportunities. Experience Houston's history through exhibitions about the city's diverse population. Celebrate Houston here! Admission to The Heritage Society Museum is free. Guided tours are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for students and children 5 yr. and under are free.

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sweetest volunteers you could ever meet - oh yes, and interesting too

Wish I could remember the name of the older lady who guided me around on a rainy Saturday. Just the two of us and she was a delightful companion, happy to chat and answer any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
scott r
silver spring md

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silver spring md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I could remember the name of the older lady who guided me around on a rainy Saturday. Just the two of us and she was a delightful companion, happy to chat and answer any questions. You really can't ask for more. These people are dedicated to the history, know it with an intimate familiarity, will direct you to other... More 

Thank scott r
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So interesting, very cool homes, awesome tour guide. Cheryl was knowledgeable, friendly and charming. She is informative and interesting. She seems to really love Houston and suggested lots of things for us to do. Highly recommend!!

Thank ReatorMary
Los Angeles
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank LAtoEverywhere
Houston, Texas
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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.

4 Thank Muhammad S
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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 

3 Thank Sharon H
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 

1 Thank Amy327
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 

1 Thank lkabernathy
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 

Thank West_Tx_54
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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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 

Thank Comstock M
Humble, Texas
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4 reviews
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!

Thank D. M

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