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The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
+1 423-267-7176
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Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics from the collection of local eccentric Anna Safley Houston.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
201 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
+1 423-267-7176
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great unusual museum. Small but lots of rotating exhibits - made me realize I love glassware. Only negatives were size and limited hours. If you like beautiful glass and unusual history stories you want to go here!

Thank MSamples
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This has been on my list forever and on my recent visit I was not disappointed. Gorgeous glassware is everywhere for your eyes to feast on. It's a fun little kitschy stop and I and so many people on Instagram go gaga over my pictures.

Thank loudbird22
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Going here is like being whisked away into another time and place for an hour or so... it's a small museum with a fascinating story to tell about the owner of all these beautiful things. It's a must see and do, and to come back...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We left a very nice but pricey gallery and ventured across the street to the museum. Me and my wife were greeted on this Friday by a cute elderly lady and I do mean lady (not many around these days) who asked if we would...More

Thank ron k
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I can't believe how unfriendly these people were--twice! First, they open at noon and we were there a bit early and they waved us away. We came back and were scolded for trying to enter the museum. People! How were we supposed to know that...More

Thank AuntED
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Mrs. Houston spent most of her life collecting her "pretties." From the early 1900's to her death fifty years later she was able to amass a collection of beautiful china, furniture, music boxes and toys. The largest and most beautiful part of her collection is...More

Thank retiredtravelers1963
Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you are a collector of glass, lover of antiques, or just interested in an incredible story, this is the museum to see! There are many museums to visit but this one has such a real local story. Anna Safely Houston was a curious eccentric...More

Thank mammamondt
Reviewed 4 June 2016

My husband and I visited in fall of last year and had a wonderful time. I think he was hesitant because, you know, decorative stuffs, but our tour guide did such a great job covering the techniques and technologies of how some of the items...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This museum is a little gem for folks who love decorative art collections. The glass collection is amazing and so beautifully displayed.

1  Thank Quill D
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a small museum and not worth seeing by itself...unless you just love glass and pottery!! But combining a visit here with the Hunter Museum, well worth a visit, and other attractions in the area it's OK.

Thank CRLoveToTravel
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