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Columbia Historical Museum

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Great way to spend a day

Highly recommended. Great way to spend a day. Interesting building history. Close to the... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
lisadavey
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Interesting museum

We recently visited this little museum to learn more about the history of the area. We were not... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2016
houstonnative47
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Mar 3, 2018
“Great way to spend a day”
Nov 29, 2016
“Interesting museum”
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247 E Brazos Ave, West Columbia, TX 77486-2727
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. Great way to spend a day. Interesting building history. Close to the restaurants and shops. Don't miss it.

Thank lisadavey
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We recently visited this little museum to learn more about the history of the area. We were not disappointed as we learned about the role this area played in the early days of the Republic of Texas. There were many momentos from families that lived/live...More

Thank houstonnative47
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This museum, though small, covers the important first days of settlement and growth of the Texas colony of Stephen F. Austin. His deputy, Josiah Hughes Bell, created a landing for commerce and trade on the river and welcomed settlers. The holdings of the museum are...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

My summer project is to introduce my two grandchildren to all the museums in Brazoria County. Our visit to the Columbia Historical Museum was our ninth and by far the best. From the moment we walked in the curator took time to explain many of...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This Museum is beautifully arranged. It has a great section for African-Americans that were productive in our community. It has a beautiful quilt display and also display for Stephen F. Austin who settled this area in 1821 to 1936.

1  Thank Patricia1938
Reviewed January 23, 2015

Columbia Historical Museum is filled with great information. I had no idea Columbia was the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas until I visited. There is a lot of information about the early families in the area. Learned a lot about the local plantations...More

Thank RLS47
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The museum pays tribute to the rich history of West Columbia, the First Capitol of the Republic of Texas, established in 1836. Displays feature early TX settlers and legislators, the oil boom impact on the town, early river traffic, plantation history and, among other things,...More

1  Thank LeitaLuetta
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Small perhaps but lovely in it's own way. The old pictures and artifacts are a wonderful way to show children early Texas History. Be sure to check for the Days it is open.

Thank trymahjong
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This museum has been steadily expanding its scope of interest and concurrently its collection over the past few years. Seemingly, this Museum has begun to look at more successful models of governance and development, and now has a Board and member meetings. I’m sure that...More

Thank Kaiser_D
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stopped in here expecting a few minutes to browse the room's artifacts would be ample time to spend there, then I'd be off to the next attraction. And we could have done just that. But upon entering the museum, we were welcomed by the...More

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