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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-2504
+1 713-655-1912
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

Reviewed 24 May 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

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 2 March 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

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

Reviewed 3 February 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

Thank etd79
Reviewed 18 October 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

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 25 September 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

Thank Lance D
Reviewed 17 September 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
Reviewed 16 September 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...More

Thank Catheyn123
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very relaxing atmosphere. Interesting place in the middle of the tall downtown buildings. Alans Landing is part of Houstons rich history.

Thank Dianna G
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