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The Heritage Society

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Address: 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-2504
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
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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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Very relaxing atmosphere. Interesting place in the middle of the tall downtown buildings. Alans Landing is part of Houstons rich history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dianna G
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing atmosphere. Interesting place in the middle of the tall downtown buildings. Alans Landing is part of Houstons rich history.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This spacious park in downtown Houston boasts a collection of historic homes, moved from their original locations to this spot in the shadow of skyscrapers. If you're lucky, you can go at Christmas time when the park's homes are decorated in period costume, carols fill the air, and docents tell the stories of original inhabitants. Check ahead. Some days there... More 

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HoustonHeritage, Public Relations Manager at The Heritage Society, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Although most of our buildings have been moved to the park, the 1847 Kellum-Noble House is oldest residential building in Houston on its original site. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It gives you a very good history of different types of Houston houses throughout the past century or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great place although the the tour guide was rude. The displays were informative and really recreate some "history" for Houston.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Truly a log cabin is still preserved on the grounds adjoining Buffalo Bayou. Just down the street from Big Oil - what a contrast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The tour of the houses was particularly interesting. I was really glad that I took this tour and want to thank Shirley for making it so interesting, vital and alive. I could not have asked for more, really. Next time in Houston, I am going back to see more of the houses. This is a must for history buffs and... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Stopped in the Heritage Society museum and was pleasantly surprised. Was given a great deal of information on the history of Houston along with being able to view their current displays.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 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.

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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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