The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park

Basic Information

Address: 1100 Bagby Street Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 713-655-1912
Director: Alison Bell

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
Description:

The Heritage Society (THS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1954 whose mission is to tell the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas through collections, exhibits, the arts, educational programs, film, video, and other content. We have 10 historic structures and a museum gallery on 20 acres, three blocks in the green and beautiful Sam Houston Park. We offer field trips, private group tours, family heritage days, scout badge workshops, and summer camp!

Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
9-12
Group Type: School age
Disabled Access:

Yes

Program Type:

Houston history (we have the oldest structure on its original foundation, the Kellum-Noble House)
Black history (year round, 4th Ward focus, UNESCO designated houses)
Women's history (year round, based on women's ownership of the houses and some exhibits)
Texas history (government, 1800s, 1900s)
Scout Badges
Houston art history (depends on current exhibit)
Houston City Park history with first Houston Zoo
Downtown Houston history
Museum Gallery tours by the featured artist
Summer camp is offered through collaborations with other museums and literacy programs

Admission/Tickets: $5 - Ages 6 to 12
Food: We can arrange for catering, but most schools picnic outside on our grounds.
Length of Visit: 2
Student/Staff Ratio: 1 per every 10 students
Max. Group Number: 120
Group Requirements: Purchase tickets in advance through Executive Director
Return Policy: Refunds available for a full cancellation
Exhibits: Houston history, women's history, Texas history, 10 historical structures from the 1800s - 1900s
Freebies: Mural, sculptures, art, cell phone tours, parking
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Yes
Retail Store: Yes
Amenities: Bathrooms, class room, plaza, picnic areas
Videos/DVDs Shown: Texas history
Reservations Needed: Yes for group tours
Directions:

Email info@heritagesociety.org with your full contact information, school information, student age range, dates you are considering, and any questions. Our Executive Director, Alison Bell, will respond.
Masks are re indoors for large groups of people.

Nearby Attractions: Hobby Center for Performing Arts, the Aquarium, City Hall, Houston Public Library
Mission Statement:

The Heritage Society (THS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1954 whose mission is to tell the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas through collections, exhibits, the arts, educational programs, film, video, and other content.