Listings in Discover history in Houston
Considering that Houston was founded in 1836, and has a reputation for tearing its own history down, you will be surprised to discover so many wonderful places in Houston to learn history. These are only the most unique...
One of the first totally air-conditioned buildings in Houston, completed in 1939, using WPA grants. Designed in the 'stripped classical' Art Deco style by local architect Joseph Finger, who was born in Austria but spent most of his career in Houston.
901 Bagby Street
Downtown, Houston 77002
Commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto, where Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836, the park includes the San Jacinto Monument, whose pinnacle offers views of Houston, the ship channel and the battleship USS Texas. Museum, tours, gift shop.
3523 Independence Parkway
Bay Area, Houston 77571
Museum that acquires, maintains, displays, and operates historically significant aircraft. Mostly military aircraft. Flight experiences available beginning at $250 for 35 minutes. Aircraft on view plus historical exhibits. Gift shop.
2002 Terminal Dr
Galveston, Houston 77554
Aviation history museum housed in the original Houston Municipal Airport building at Hobby Airport. Focus on civil aviation and airport operations. Aircraft, art, historical exhibits, planespotting support. Recreated period-perfect art deco lobby.
8325 Travelair St
Hobby Area, Houston 77061
Although the Printing Museum has a considerable collection of old printing machines and tools, as well as antique books and prints, the focus of the staff is teaching people how to use the old tools and produce new printed matter.
1324 W. Clay Street
Montrose, Houston 77019
Military museum dedicated to the legacy of the African-American soldier in the U.S. Housed in the Houston Light Guard Armory, built in 1925. Classrooms, theater, board room and galleries available for rental. Gift shop.
Midtown, Houston 77004
Large first-class museum covering dinosaurs, science, technology and industry. Exhibits and activities for both children and adults covering archaeology, paleontology, geology, petroleum engineering, and meteorology. Butterflies, mummies, gem stones.
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Museum District, Houston 77030
A retired jackup drilling rig in Galveston bay, refurbished as a museum, education center. Exhibits on the exploration and production industry's history. Scale models and actual equipment, including remotely-operated vehicles. Roam the drill floor.
Pier 19, Galveston
Galveston, Houston 77550
Dedicated to the history and artifacts of funeral practices around the world. Popular collection of vintage hearses. Exhibitions on major funerals of public figures. Cultural exhibits including Dia de los Muertos. Tours, gift shop.
415 Barren Springs Dr
Intercontinental Airport, Houston 77090
Space Center Houston is a fun-filled action-oriented learning center and museum for space artifacts. It receives about 800,000 visitors a year and is located about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Tram rides to other NASA sites are available.
1601 Nasa Parkway
Clear Lake, Houston 77058