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The Heritage Society

1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-2504
+1 713-655-1912
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-2504
Downtown
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"houston history"
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"yates house"
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"different periods"
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"private tour"
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"small museum"
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"beautiful park"
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"church"
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Beautiful place downtown Houston, so many homes on display in one place. Really interesting to see, take photos, explore. Especially if you are interested in these kind of stuff.

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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice historic restoration right in downtown Houston. It’s a really beautiful park right under all the skyscrapers with about a dozen historic houses from different periods of Houston’s history starting with a cabin from the early 1800s. Hilly natural landscape; SO...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

After driving around Houston this week, we found it extremely convenient to have so many historical homes in one place! They literally moved all but one to this location and created a park around it! It is the perfect break for a busy afternoon! It...More

1  Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
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HoustonHeritage, Public Relations Manager at The Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

So glad you had a great visit.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Lots of walking. The furnishings are outstanding. Be sure to get a guide. Beautiful park with a small lake.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This is a truly gorgeous park right in front of downtown Houston. Very few people come here during the week - most people downtown are busy working I guess - so it's peaceful and very, very pretty. They have a nice little museum in the...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

I had a quick visit to the Heritage Society museum. The small museum itself is free and has a neat exhibit of an old general store. You can walk around the grounds and see the exteriors of all of the houses for free and listen...More

2  Thank mplsfoode
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HoustonHeritage, Public Relations Manager at The Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

Thanks for stopping by. We can do a one or two building tour if you don't have enough time for a full tour.

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

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...More

1  Thank etd79
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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...More

1  Thank Graham L
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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...More

1  Thank Lance D
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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....More

Thank MatthewM2001
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