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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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Great spot to get a little local Houston history

Had some east coast relatives in and brought them to tour The Heritage Society Homes. We went to the Pioneer Home, the Yates House and the Staiti House. Cheryl was our docent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some east coast relatives in and brought them to tour The Heritage Society Homes. We went to the Pioneer Home, the Yates House and the Staiti House. Cheryl was our docent and did an outstanding job of touring us and giving us such wonderful details about each house and the families who lived in these homes. The tour lasted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are interested in history, old houses and family social history this place is a must. It is also quiet and restful. A collection of original historical Houston houses brought together in a wonderfully kept park in Downtown Houston. We toured three of the houses all furnished in period pieces with a guide who had a wealth of knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank wordsmith2016
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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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