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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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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 buildings...

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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Great holiday event

We went for their annual candlelight Christmas event, where you get a quick tour of every house. It was very interesting to see Houston throughout its history, especially in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Houston doesn't have a lot of typical tourist sites. The Heritage Society has moved some old houses from around Houston and done a fairly good job of restoring them. However, there isn't a lot of history to these structures and one can see similar homes in just about any portion of a city that was around in the late 1800's.... More 

Thank Global_Coug
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for their annual candlelight Christmas event, where you get a quick tour of every house. It was very interesting to see Houston throughout its history, especially in a city where everything is so new. The staff was knowledgeable and the event was fun with live actors and hot beverages.

Thank KG_TXtraveler
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Main building is free, and has many great pictures and exhibits. Tours run a few times a day, and give you a chance to go in 4 of the many houses they have in the park. Ask at the front desk for tickets. If you love old homes, decorative arts, and period furniture, you will love the tour. The docent... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We walked through the village looked at all the houses, but they weren't open at the time. We tried to peek through the windows to see as much as we could. Would have enjoyed seeing the inside of them. The grounds were beautiful with HUGE live oak trees everywhere. Would suggest that they put a written description of the history... More 

Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Within the Sam Houston Park, offering guided tours of historical buildings and bringing to life the history, habits, and people of Texas and Houston. Very well maintained. A pleasure to visit, and they will give you a private tour if there is no one else at the same time.

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silver spring md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 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 

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

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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