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Address: 105 S Market St, Brenham, TX 77833-3756
Phone Number: 979-830-8445
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The Brenham Heritage Museum is a museum presenting the rich history and...

The Brenham Heritage Museum is a museum presenting the rich history and culture of Brenham and Washington County. Our exhibits range from local tradition to art to the Civil War. The Museum has collections of cameras, wedgewood, militaria, and much more! Free tours available. Children and students are always free. Groups welcome.

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Nice Local Museum

This is a nice local museum. Nice if you have lots of time and want to go to "one more site" while in Brenham. Not a lot to it, but we enjoyed it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice local museum. Nice if you have lots of time and want to go to "one more site" while in Brenham. Not a lot to it, but we enjoyed it.

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Thank Lisa B
Spring, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

You will not find an extensive collection of items to rival heritage museums in larger cities. Then again, that isn't why you are visiting a small town. Take the time to talk to the curators and the people in the museum. Their stories about the area and other museums will make this worth your while. The curator we talked to... More 

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Thank WildmanWong
San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

The museum is what you might expect in a small town like Brenham. Housed in a former post office, it houses local history and artifacts.

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Thank jbfeagle
Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you have some spare time while visiting Washington County, Texas, drop in at the Brenham Heritage Museum, located in the old Post Office building. While I still consider this museum a work in progress, it does provide the visitor with information about early life in Brenham and the surrounding area. Photographs are permitted. During the time I was there,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Museum curator was extremely helpful and well informed about the founding families of Brenham. The exhibits were displayed well and we found them not only interesting but well laid out to understand the timeline of life in Brenham

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Thank Amanda H
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary. Mostly just told the local history of a small town. We had just missed a re-enactment of a gun battle.

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Thank pamme42
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The museum gives visitors a lot to learn about Brenham and Texas history thereof, stuff I hadn't known about before (and I'm a native Texan!). The Giddings brothers (Brenham's founders)were quite remarkable and the museum gives you great information on them.

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Thank amy g
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This small, museum is housed in the old Brenham Post Office building. The one staff person on duty gave us an interesting explanation of the system used at the time, with the Post Master “spying” on workers from an overhead, enclosed walkway. She was also knowledgeable about the post-Civil War fires in the city. Display space for artifacts is limited,... More 

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Thank KKFW
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was in town with a friend of mine when I found myself with some spare time on my hands so I decided to stop in. I'm a fan of museums and I like to watch shows about museums across the county. I was very pleased with the curator who took the time to give me some insight on some... More 

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Thank Janae S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

A very nice museum with many local and quircky artifacts. Staff is helpful and informative. You find that Brenham was on the cutting edge on many events and circumstances--Juneteenth, public water systems, cotton, etc.

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