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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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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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Fascinating glimpse of the past

Took a tour of three of the properties, an old settlers single room shack, a Lutheran church and a plantation house. Wonderful opportunity to see how people lived then, all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a tour of three of the properties, an old settlers single room shack, a Lutheran church and a plantation house. Wonderful opportunity to see how people lived then, all the houses are interesting but a shame some were closed for maintenance. Worth a visit if you're near downtown Houston.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like to tour old homes when I travel and it was nice to get to your several in one place. They have homes ranging over almost a century from early 1800s to one from early twentieth century in a park with a little museum. The museum is great with a recreation of an old times general store. I think... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is the cutest little playhouse on this property/park ... I don't remember the history of it, but I loved seeing it. The playhouse has been moved from place to place until now, where it has found a final resting spot. The museum is information and well done, and the grounds are beautiful. You should go, Houstonians and visitors!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest visiting here during the Christmas event. All the homes are on tour and the Lutheran church has a children's choir that is adorable. Santa's working in his shop and there are treats left and right.

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Thank _alicesivey
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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Thank you for the review. More 

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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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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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