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The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

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201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
+1 423-267-7176
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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.
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201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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
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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
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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

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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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Reviewed July 31, 2016

If you are a collector of glass, lover of antiques, or just interested in an incredible story, this is the museum to see! There are many museums to visit but this one has such a real local story. Anna Safely Houston was a curious eccentric...More

Thank mammamondt
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

My husband and I visited in fall of last year and had a wonderful time. I think he was hesitant because, you know, decorative stuffs, but our tour guide did such a great job covering the techniques and technologies of how some of the items...More

1  Thank Andrea B
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