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The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

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“What a unique place”
Aug 10, 2018
“Docents in every room - excellent tour - worth a visit”
Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics from the collection of local eccentric Anna Safley Houston.
201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
+1 423-267-7176
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Dropped by here this past weekend. What an interesting lady Annie was! Her collection was amazing and the docent, Lilly was wonderfully knowledgeable about everything. Had a great time seeing everything with the guided tour. You could go as fast or slow as you liked...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This lady was an ultimate hoarder and yet she out did Elizabeth Taylor, she was married 9 times! Some call her eccentric, others may say she was incredibly smart! Clearly a good business women and negotiator. Some valuable pieces such as Tiffany, others just pretty....More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Stoped by the museum one hour before the closing time, expecting to spend 30-40 minutes. In fact, had to leave in about hour and a half, because to stay longer would be mean with respect to the museum keepers. Lilly is a very friendly guide,...More

Thank aralbkurnos
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

My cousins and I were told about this place on the Hop-on trolley tour and knew we had to go. Being 5 cousins of sisters who all loved beautiful things and glassware in particular, we thought we would honor our mothers with a tour and...More

Thank queenofsqueeze
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great unusual museum. Small but lots of rotating exhibits - made me realize I love glassware. Only negatives were size and limited hours. If you like beautiful glass and unusual history stories you want to go here!

Thank MSamples
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This has been on my list forever and on my recent visit I was not disappointed. Gorgeous glassware is everywhere for your eyes to feast on. It's a fun little kitschy stop and I and so many people on Instagram go gaga over my pictures.

2  Thank loudbird22
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Going here is like being whisked away into another time and place for an hour or so... it's a small museum with a fascinating story to tell about the owner of all these beautiful things. It's a must see and do, and to come back...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We left a very nice but pricey gallery and ventured across the street to the museum. Me and my wife were greeted on this Friday by a cute elderly lady and I do mean lady (not many around these days) who asked if we would...More

3  Thank ron k
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe how unfriendly these people were--twice! First, they open at noon and we were there a bit early and they waved us away. We came back and were scolded for trying to enter the museum. People! How were we supposed to know that...More

Thank AuntED
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Mrs. Houston spent most of her life collecting her "pretties." From the early 1900's to her death fifty years later she was able to amass a collection of beautiful china, furniture, music boxes and toys. The largest and most beautiful part of her collection is...More

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